You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Tommy Lee Jones joins ‘Great Hope Springs’

Jones will play Meryl Streep's husband in Sony comedy

After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.”

David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor.

Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who receive an intense week of marriage and sex therapy from a famed relationship guru, who will be played by Steve Carell.

Todd Black is producing for Escape Artists along with Guymon Casady of Film 360, the feature production arm of Management 360. Mandate Pictures prexy Nathan Kahane will exec produce with Escape Artists’ Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as Jessie Nelson. Mandate’s Lawrence Grey will serve as a co-producer, while Escape Artists’ Chris Coggins and Lance Johnson will associate produce.

Mandate will start production on “Great Hope Springs” this August. Sony will distribute the film in North America in the 4th quarter of 2012.

Film 360 discovered the project and partnered with Escape Artists before the two companies approached Mandate for financing. Lionsgate will be handling international sales.

Jones was last seen in John Wells’ drama “The Company Men.” Thesp next stars in Par’s “Captain America” and Sony’s “Men in Black III.” He’s also a member of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” ensemble.

Jones is repped by CAA, which was integral in putting the project together at Mandate, whose Dan Freedman negotiated the deal.

More Film

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji Darkest Hour Makeup artist

    'Darkest Hour,' 'American Horror Story' Lead Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild Winners

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • Isle of Dogs

    The 10 Best Films of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • Indian Actress Sridevi Kapoor Arrives For

    Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • NMHC Impact Awards

    Aubrey Plaza, NHMC President Call Out Under-Representation of Latinos at Impact Awards

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • Emma Chambers'HOW DO YOU WANT ME'

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

  • Las herederas The Heiresses

    Berlin Double Silver Bear Winner 'The Heiresses' Sells Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    After months of negotiations, Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to play Meryl Streep’s husband in Sony Pictures’ comedy “Great Hope Springs.” David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing the pic from a Black List script by Vanessa Taylor. Laffer finds Streep and Jones playing a long-married couple struggling with intimacy issues who […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content