Olivier Dahan to write, direct indie drama

Production will launch next month in Kansas and New Orleans on indie drama “My Own Love Song,” written and to be directed by Olivier Dahan (“La Vie en rose”) and toplining Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger.

Producer is Alain Goldman, who also produced “La Vie en rose.”

Madeline Zima (“Californication”) is joining the cast.

Story centers on a roadtrip to Memphis undertaken by a wheelchair-bound former singer and her friend. Both have faced tragedy in their lives, and each becomes the other’s chief support.

Zellweger’s wrapped work on Western drama “Appaloosa” and comedies “Chilled in Miami” and “My One and Only.” Whitaker will next be seen in “Winged Creatures.”

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