Thesps have own ‘Version’

Speedman, Greenwood, Grenon join film's cast

Scott Speedman, Bruce Greenwood and Macha Grenon have joined the cast of indie drama “Barney’s Version” alongside Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver.

Principal photography starts in Rome on Aug. 17, with Richard J. Lewis directing Michael Konyves’ screenplay, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler. Robert Lantos produces.

Story’s title character has led a reckless life highlighted by three marriages, two children and status as a “person of interest” in the mysterious disappearance of his bosom buddy, portrayed by Speedman. Greenwood’s character is Barney’s rival in love.

“Barney’s Version” is a co-production of Serendipity Point Films and Italy’s Fandango. Co-producers are Lyse Lafontaine, Domenico Procacci and Ari Lantos, while Mark Musselman is exec producing.

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