Actors board Chris D'Arienzo's music drama for Occupant Entertainment
Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino will produce and are aiming to start production in the first quarter.
Story follows an aging rock star (Nolte) as he succumbs to Alzheimer’s while his wife (Close) is left to pick up the pieces of his rock ‘n’ roll life.
D’Arienzo’s “Rock of Ages” was nominated for five Tonys and is entering into its fourth year on Broadway.
Close was most recently seen in “Albert Nobbs.” Nolte starred in “Warrior” and will be seen next in “Gangster Squad.”
Occupant Entertainment is in pre-production on the supernatural tale “The Good People” and on its adaptation of “Madame Bovary” to be directed by Sophie Barthes and starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller and Rhys Ifans. It’s in post on “Better Living Through Chemistry,” starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta and Jane Fonda.
Six-year-old Occupant’s first features were “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and “The Wackness.”
Close, Nolte, and D’Arienzo are repped by CAA.