Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent and Jeff Goldblum in Talks For Upcoming "Le Weekend" Film
27 Jul 2012
Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent are in talks to star in "Le Weekend," the upcoming film by Hanif Kureishi, according to the British Daily Mail.
Roger Michell will direct the film, which centers on a couple who take a trip to Paris to revitalize their marriage. Jeff Goldblum, who recently starred in Broadway's Seminar and has been seen on the Fox hit series "Glee," is also in negotiations to appear in the film.
Duncan won the Tony Award in 2002 for her performance in Private Lives and was nominated for Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She has also been seen on Broadway in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Broadbent, known for his film roles in "Iris," "Moulin Rouge!" and "Bridget Jones' Diary," has been seen in the West End productions of The Pillowman and Theatre of Blood, among others.
Film 4 and Kevin Loader will produce "Le Weekend."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.