NEW YORK — Miramax is in serious negotiations with Madeleine Stowe, Angelina Jolie, Gillian Anderson and Gena Rowlands to star in “Dancing About Architecture,” a drama written and to be directed by Willard Carroll. The film revolves around the adventures of three sisters (Stowe, Jolie, Anderson) and their mother (Rowlands).
An offer is out to Paul Newman to play Rowland’s husband, sources said. The film will be produced by Carroll, Meg Liberman and Tom Wilhite. Paul Feldcher (“Wings of the Dove”) is exec producing.
Stowe will make the film her second after returning from having a baby. She recently co-starred with Kenneth Branagh in Polygram’s “The Proposition.” Jolie burst on the scene after winning the Golden Globe for the TNT miniseries “Wallace,” and the HBO film “Gia.” She’s currently starring alongside John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in the Mike Newell-directed “Pushing Tin” at Fox 2000. Anderson is the star of the Fox series “X-Files,” who will next be seen in Miramax’s “The Mighty,” which also stars Rowlands.
Stowe’s repped by UTA’s David Schiff and Cynthia Pett-Dante at Brillstein-Grey, with Jolie repped by Addis/Wechsler’s Geyer Kosinski and Emily Gerson Saines and Michael Dowling at William Morris, with Anderson repped by William Morris’ Steve Glick.