Paul Giamatti Gets “Barney’s Version”

Paul Giamatti will play the titular character in the indie drama “Barney’s Version” for Serendipity Point reports Variety.

Based on Mordecai Richler’s final novel, Barney has led a reckless life highlighted by three marriages, two children and being a “person of interest” in the mysterious disappearance of his bosom buddy.

Richard J. Lewis will direct from the screenplay adaptation by Michael Konyves. Robert Lantos (“Eastern Promises”) is producing.

Filming kicks off this August in Rome, Montreal, Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains and New York.