Kavner Gets Lead In Ephron Feature

Julie Kavner is set for her first starring film role, in 20th Century Fox’ comedy-drama “This Is Your Life.” Film is the directorial debut of writer Nora Ephron.

“Life,” produced by Lynda Obst, is slated to roll March 18 in Toronto. It’s scripted by Ephron and her sister Delia from the Meg Wolitzer novel. Samantha Mathis portrays Kavner’s older daughter. Kavner currently is on screen in “Awakenings” and Woody Allen’s “Alice.” Her earlier films include Allen’s “Radio Days,” “New York Stories” and “Hannah And Her Sisters.”

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