Michael Keaton Takes Helm Of “Buttercup”

Actor Michael Keaton has become attached to direct the indie dramedy “Buttercup” for Groundswell Productions says Variety.

Alice O’Neil’s script follows an adult woman who is forced to assume responsibility for her elderly father after he is arrested for drunk driving again.

In doing so, she learns to not only accept his faults, but finally trust the other men in her life. Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin were previously attached to star but are both now out.

Niki Caro and Sarah Polley have previously been attached as directors. Michael London, Brian Koppelman and David Levien will produce.

The project would mark Keaton’s second time at the helm following 2008’s “The Merry Gentleman”. The actor is expected to shoot his role in MGM’s “RoboCop” remake first.