5/19/2013

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton to star in real estate comedy 'Life Itself'



She's best known as Annie Hall (or Michael Corleone's poor wife) and he's the guy who drove Miss Daisy, but it's hard to imagine that Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman have never starred in a film together before. The deals are flying fast and furious at Cannes, and one of them will see the pair unite for the first time in a new comedy from award-winning director, Richard Loncraine.

Freeman and Keaton will play a long-married New York couple in Life Itself, based on Jill Ciment's novel, Heroic Measures. Adapted by Charlie Peters, the story follows married couple Ruth and Alex as they "find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market — and must come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives." Loncraine, who won the Silver Bear in 1996 for Richard III, hasn't directed a film since 2009's George Hamilton biopic, My One and Only. Peters also provided the screenplay for that one.

Freeman can be seen right now in Oblivion opposite Tom Cruise, while Keaton is starring in the ensemble comedy, The Big Wedding.