Kenny Yakkel wrote the 3D pic, which stars “ER” alum Abraham Benrubi as a 1,200-pound bedridden man. Arquette will play his sister and caretaker, while Barnfield will play a blind neighbor who’s his only friend.
Stan Spry and Cameron Larson will produce along with R. Scott Reid, Steve Ecclesine and Lawreen Yakkel, while Arquette will exec produce through his Coquette Prods. banner.
Pic, which is described as being in the vein of “Misery,” starts production next month in Canada.
“Patricia Arquette has always been our top choice for the role of Kate, even before David came on to direct, as she is an incredible and sympathetic actress that brings a very unique strength and fragility to the role,” said Spry, who added that “Kacey Barnfield is an amazingly talented and beautiful up-and-coming British actress whose passion and creative flare is perfect for the role of Virginia.”
“True Romance” star Arquette hasn’t appeared onscreen in a feature film since 2006’s “Fast Food Nation,” as she’s been busy with her long-running NBC series “Medium.” Thesp recently wrapped Patricia Riggen’s dramedy “See If I Care,” which co-stars Eva Mendes and Matthew Modine.
Barnfield starred in the British TV series “Grange Hill” and is best known to American auds for her role in “Resident Evil: Afterlife.”
Patricia Arquette is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment, while Barnfield is repped by SDB Partners and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.