Fonda has ‘A Simple Plan’

Will star opposite Paxton, Thornton in Par pic

Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday.

Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money.

Pic is slated to start shooting Jan. 5.

Sam Raimi is helming from a script by Scott B. Smith, based on his novel of the same name.

Scott Rudin and Mutual Film’s Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn are producing.

Paramount has the domestic distribution rights to the $17 million project. Deals have already been structured for some of the foreign distribution rights on the pic with TeleMunchen in Germany, BBC in the U.K. and Toho Towa in Japan.

Fonda just wrapped production on Nu Image’s “The Break Up” and earlier this year completed production on “The Road to Graceland.”

Her other credits include “City Hall,” “The Road to Wellville,” “Strapless,” “Single White Female,” “The Godfather, Part III,” “Doc Hollywood,” “Singles” and “It Could Happen to You.”

She recently received an Emmy nomination for her role in Christopher Reeve’s directing debut on HBO, “In the Gloaming.”

Fonda’s deal was brokered by Ilene Feldman Talent Agency.

More Film

  • 'Change in the Air' Review

    Film Review: 'Change in the Air'

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • Norman Lloyd Dead

    SAG-AFTRA to Honor Norman Lloyd, June Lockhart

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • O_163_wem_1360_comp_v003_01,1159 2 – L-R: Gwilym Lee

    ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • The Flash Ezra Miller

    Flash Standalone Movie Pushes Start Date, Eyes 2021 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • Movie Ticket Prices Down Slightly to

    Movie Ticket Prices Drop Slightly to $8.83 for Third Quarter

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • BTS Billboard Music Awards, Show, Las

    BTS Announce Premiere Date for 'Burn the Stage: The Movie'

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

  • John Cena

    John Cena to Star in 'Playing With Fire' for Paramount Players (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bridget Fonda, hot off “Jackie Brown” for Miramax, has signed to star opposite Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton in “A Simple Plan” for Paramount Pictures, sources said Friday. Fonda will play Paxton’s wife in the pic about two brothers who find $4 million in a wrecked plane and decide to keep the money. Pic […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content