You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Joan Cusack in ‘Road’ talks

Could star opposite Robbins in Lakeshore pic

Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday.

Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer.

Mark Pellington, who made his feature debut on Lakeshore’s “Going All the Way,” will direct. Pellington got his start as a commercial and musicvid helmer, whose clients included Pearl Jam, INXS, Nike and Pepsi. He also directed the PBS docu “The United States of Poetry.”

The film is based on a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, who received an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in 1996 for the script.

“Wilde” producers Peter and Marc Samuelson produce along with Tom Gorai.

Lakeshore execs were not available for comment.

Cusack, who received a supporting actress nom for 1988’s “Working Girl,” most recently starred opposite Kevin Kline in Paramount’s “In & Out.” Other recent credits include “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Two Much,” “Mr. Wrong” and “Nine Months.”

She was repped in the deal by ICM’s Tracey Jacobs.

More Film

  • James Mangold First Time in Variety

    'Logan' Director James Mangold Discusses His Early Career, Mentor Alexander Mackendrick

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

  • Uma Thurman

    Uma Thurman Promises 'More to Come' in Fierce #MeToo Instagram

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

  • Cuba and the Cameraman

    'Cuba and the Cameraman' Documentary Captures Castro Era, Evolution of Video

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

  • 'Coco' Edges 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving

    'Coco' Edges 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Day Box Office

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

  • Mar del Plata: Argentina on the

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise - Gustavo Biazzi

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

  • Aladdin

    'Aladdin' Turns 25: Creators on the Real Beginning of the Disney Renaissance

    Oscar-nominated actress Joan Cusack is in talks to star opposite Tim Robbins in Lakeshore’s “Arlington Road,” sources said Wednesday. Cusack would play Robbins’ wife in the thriller about a college professor who must put his academic knowledge of domestic terrorism into practice in order to track down a mass murderer. Mark Pellington, who made his […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content