The story follows the relationship between a famous author and widow, who struggles to raise his daughter while coping with a mental illness. The plot alternates between the woman's childhood and her life as a 30-year-old adult in New York, dealing with issues that stem from her unconventional upbringing. Russell Crowe is playing the father, with the studio eyeing a "major actress" to play the daughter.
Here's what Gabriele Muccino had to say about the project in a statement.
Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores are producing for Voltage Films, with Sherryl Clark producing for Busted Shark Productions. Production is scheduled to begin in December.
Russell Crowe recently starred as Superman's Kryptonian father Jor-El in Man of Steel. He will next be seen in the Biblical epic Noah.