Spencer, Wallis, Kruger Join “Fathers”

Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger will join Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul in Gabriele Muccino’s romance epic “Fathers and Daughters” for Voltage Pictures.

The film deals with two different time periods in the lives of a father and daughter who live in Manhattan. The first period is in the 1980s in which a famous novelist and widower (Russell Crowe) struggles with mental illness as he tries to raise his 5-year old daughter.

The second follows that now 30-year old daughter (Amanda Seyfried) who battles her own turbulent childhood demons in contemporary New York.

Spencer will play the head of the psychiatric clinic where Seyfried counsels troubled children. Wallis will play a patient who has been mute since her mother was murdered.

Kruger will play the sister-in law of Crowe’s character, who blames him for the death of her sister.

Brad Desch penned the Black List script and pre-production is currently underway in Pittsburgh. Craig J. Flores, Nicolas Chartier and Sherryl Clark are producing.

Source: Variety