‘Forgotten’ adds thesps

Ruben will helm DiPego-penned thriller

NEW YORK — Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard, Linus Roache and Anthony Edwards have joined the cast of Revolution’s “The Forgotten,” for producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, which starts shooting Oct. 25 in New York, with Julianne Moore and Dominic West in the leads.

Directed by Joseph Ruben and written by Gerald DiPego, the psychological thriller stars Moore as a bereaved mother stunned to learn from her psychiatrist that her memories of her 8-year-old son are entirely fabricated. West plays an acquaintance who helps Moore’s character try to unravel the mystery while Sinise plays the shrink.

“When you start with Julianne Moore, who’s one of the great actresses on the planet, you want to surround her with the best people possible,” Jinks told Daily Variety. “We found an incredibly talented group of people who really want to work with her and be part of this terrific thriller.”

Pic will be released by Columbia Pictures in 2004. Todd Garner is shepherding the production for Revolution Studios.

Oscar-winning “American Beauty” producers Jinks and Cohen recently completed work on Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,” which Sony will bow on limited release Dec. 10 before expanding into key markets on Christmas Day. That pic’s stellar cast includes Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Billy Crudup, Danny DeVito, Steve Buscemi, Helena Bonham Carter and Alison Lohman.

Through the Jinks/Cohen Company’s first-look deal with DreamWorks, the producers have set up the Robin Swicord-scripted “The Rivals” at the studio. Steven Spielberg has an eye toward directing the project, which is slated to shoot in fall 2004 and deals with the professional jealousy between legendary stage divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleanora Duse.

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