Reeves, Gyllenhaal, Arkin Join Lives

Keanu Reeves, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Alan Arkin and Monica Bellucci have joined the all-star cast of “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Writer-director Rebecca Miller, daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, adapted the script from her forthcoming novel.

The dramedy centers on a dutiful 50-year-old wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to a very quiet nervous breakdown.

Robin Wright Penn is already on board as the title character. Arkin is the husband who leaves Wright Penn for another woman (Winona Ryder). Bellucci will play his first wife.

Reeves will play Wright Penn’s younger lover, while Gyllenhaal plays Wright Penn’s diet pill-addicted mother in flashback sequences. Julianne Moore plays a lesbian novelist.

The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in April in Connecticut.