Susan Sarandon and Helena Bonham Carter are set to play the title roles in Eleanor and Colette, according to Production Weekly.
Marc Bruce Rosin's script follows Eleanor (Sarandon), a patient at a psychiatric institute, who retains Colette (Bonham Carter), an attorney, to represent her complaint against the hospital, which has been prescribing her psychopharmacological drugs. During the lengthy process, the two women bond and form a special friendship.
The English-language drama will be directed by Rolf Schuebel. Sebastian Koch (Zwartboek) plays the male lead. Shooting begins next spring in San Francisco, Vancouver and in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia.