Rossum has joined Hilary Swank in the Lou Gehrig's disease drama "You're Not You." An adaptation of Michelle Wildgen’s first novel, the story follows the relationship that develops between an ill woman (Swank) suffering from ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) and her young caregiver (Rossum).
Set to be directed by George C. Wolfe ("Nights In Rodanthe"), and penned by Shana Feste ("Country Strong") and Jordan Roberts ("A Dolphin's Tale"), we're really hoping this one isn't the manipulative weepie those credits imply it might be. Lord knows Swank could use break after a string of movies ("The Resident," "Amelia," "Conviction") that has seen the two-time Oscar winner struggling to live up to that mantle. We'll see if this one can exceed expectations. [THR]