Hilary Swank has had an odd career. She’s one of the few actresses to have won two Best Actress Oscars, but in between Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, she’s pretty much just made underwhelming movies, which to be honest she hasn’t been that good in. However she’ll be hoping You’re Not You doesn’t turn into another The Resident, New Year’s Eve, The Core Amelia or Conviction.
Now a director has come onboard this new drama, with George C. Wolfe signing up to helm You’re Not You, according to Variety. The film will be based on Michelle Wildgen’s debut novel, which on the friendship that forms between a thirty-something woman afflicted with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and her 23-year-old caretaker who is struggling to make sense of her own life, balancing a disinterest in her course load and an affair with her married professor. Swank is lined up to play the part of the immobilized invalid, and will be hoping she has as much success playing a disabled person as Francois Cluzet has in the similarly themed Untouchable.
Wolfe is best-known for his theatrical work directing the likes of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America: Millennium Approaches and the musical Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, however he’s more recently moved into the movies with the Richard Gere flick Nights in Rodanthe.
The tearjerker will start shooting early November in LA.