By: Eric Eisenberg
The indie family drama The Grace That Keeps This World, the new movie from Terri director Azazel Jacobs, has announced the first three performers that will be joining its cast and it’s a pretty damn good lineup. It’s being reported that James Franco, Glenn Close and Brit Marling have all signed on the dotted line for the project, which is based on the book by Tom Baile
Deadline says that the story follows a married couple named Gary and Susan Hazen, who live in the Adirondacks and have two adult sons. Gary begins to feel that his sons are pulling away from him, and learns that the younger son, Kevin, wants to leave home and explore the world beyond his home town, and that his elder son, Gary David, has been keeping a secret that he is afraid will disappoint his father. The adaptation was scripted by Matthew Aldrich, who is best known for writing the popular script Father Daughter Time: A Tale Of Armed Robbery And Eskimo Kisses, which Matt Damon is still attached to direct and star in.
Close, who earned an Oscar nomination last year for her performance inAlbert Nobbs, has mostly been doing television work as of late, starring as Patty Hewes in the FX series Damages. Franco, busy as ever, is currently directing an adaptation o William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, and is also starring in the Sylvester Stallone-scripted Homefront with Jason Statham. Marling, who broke out in a big way in the last year with both Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, will likely next be seen in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep (which does not currently have a US release date).