Naomi Watts is going home, as THR reports that she’s signed on for the Australian movie The Grandmothers, which has just got the greenlight. French director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) will direct the movie, which is based on a novel by Aussie Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing and has been adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, A Dangerous Method).
Watts isn’t the only actor onboard, as Robin Wright has signed up for the other main role, in this story of two lifelong friends who cause more than a bit of a scandal with they fall in love with each other’s teenage sons. The sons will be played by Twilight’s Zavier Samuel and Animal Kingdom’s James Frecheville. It’s billed as an ‘erotic tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship’.
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