De Niro, Barrymore top ‘Fine’ cast

Beckinsale, Rockwell set for Miramax remake

Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell are set to star in the Kirk Jones-directed “Everybody’s Fine.”

Miramax Films acquired worldwide rights on the film that will begin shooting in Connecticut later this month.

The remake of the Giuseppe Tornatore film “Stanno tutti bene” was written by Jones. He came aboard when the redo was first set up by Hollywood Gang Prods. and Cecchi Gori USA (Daily Variety, March 16, 2006).

De Niro will play a widower who realizes that his deceased wife was his only connection to his children. He decides on a whim to take a road trip to reconnect with each of his grown kids, discovering that their lives are far from perfect.

Gianni Nunnari will produce with Ted Field, Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Glynis Murray. Craig Flores, Callum Greene and Mike Weber are executive producers.

The deal marks Miramax’s second significant acquisition of a picture that was nearing the start line. In February, Miramax agreed to team with Pathe on “Cheri,” an adaptation of the 1920s novel by French author Colette that reteams “Dangerous Liaisons” star Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton.

Barrymore will next be seen in “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “Grey Gardens”; Beckinsale in “Nothing But the Truth,” “Winged Creatures” and “Whiteout”; and Rockwell in “Frost/Nixon.”

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