After playing a young Tommy Lee Jones in “Men in Black 3,” Josh Brolin is getting his own fresh-faced doppelganger, as “Suits” thesp Tom Lipinski is in talks to play a younger version of Brolin in Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day.”
An adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s novel of the same name, pic is being backed by Indian Paintbrush and Paramount, which had no comment on the casting.
Reitman is writing and directing the film, which follows Frank Chambers (Brolin), an escaped convict who seeks shelter with a depressed single mom (Kate Winslet) and her teen son over Labor Day weekend.
Lipinski will appear in flashbacks as young Frank, who returns from Vietnam and promptly marries his hometown sweetheart, only to find that she’s no longer the innocent teenage girl he left behind.
Reitman and his Right of Way Films partner Helen Estabrook are producing with Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd.
A Boston native who graduated from Brown University, Lipinski currently recurs on USA’s hit series “Suits.” He recently appeared alongside Michael Stahl David in Christopher Shinn’s play “Picked” at the Vineyard Theater, and will soon be seen in Mike O’Malley’s “Certainty,” which won the Best Ensemble Cast award at the Boston Film Festival.
Lipinski is repped by Gersh and TMT Entertainment.