Jennifer Connelly’s career got a massive shot in the arm (and an Oscar) with A Beautiful Mind, which was written by Akiva Goldsman. Now Deadline reports Connelly may reteam with Goldsman for his directorial debut, Winter’s Tale.
The movie has been in development for a couple of years, but it’s now moving towards production, with Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay set to star. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin, the story is set in both the present day and the late 19th century, and centres on a thief (Farrell) who falls in love with the Irish heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) he just robbed, right before she dies. He later learns that he possesses the gift of reincarnation, and becomes determined to save her life. Assuming she signs on, Connelly would play the role of the main woman’s mother. The rest of the cast includes William Hurt, Will Smith, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths and Eva Marie Saint.
Connelly is currently working on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, but may move onto Winter’s Tale after that.