Production starting in Paris on Sept. 26
The casting of Thomas was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, where Protagonist is handling international sales. BBC Films is financing and Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada.
Israel Horovitz is making his feature debut on “My Old Lady,” which he authored as a play and has adapted as a screenplay. His screenwriting credits include Istvan Szabo’s “Sunshine,” “Author! Author!” and “The Strawberry Statement, which won the jury prize at Cannes.
Kline plays a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate an apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. He discovers a refined old woman, played by Smith, living in the apartment with her daughter, portrayed by Scott Thomas.