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Matt Bomer, Eva Marie Saint & More Round Out Cast Of Akiva Goldsman's 'A Winter's Tale'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 21, 2012 12:46 PM
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In the works for a while now, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman ("Cinderella Man," "I Am Legend") had to do a finessing to get his directorial debut, the ambitious fantasy "A Winter's Tale" off the ground. First, he had to shave $20 million off the initial budget of $75 million, and to ease studio concerns about the marketability, he got pals Russell Crowe and Will Smith (see above credits) to take small roles. But with casting firming up over the past year, this thing is now ready to roll and the last puzzle pieces have fallen into place.

"White Collar" and "Magic Mike" star Matt Bomer, bonafide legend Eva Marie Saint ("North By Northwest," "On The Waterfront," man more) and "True Blood" star Lucy Griffiths have all come on board. Based on the acclaimed 1983 novel by Mark Helprin, the story that follows a thief (Colin Farrell) who breaks into a wealthy man’s (William Hurt) home, sparking a relationship with the man’s terminally ill daughter (Jessica Findlay-Brown) with reincarnation, a flying horse, and a time-shift of 100 years all playing a part of the plot. Bomer and Griffiths will play Farrell's parents (huh?) while the Saint's "pivotal" role is being kept under wraps.

While we've had a love/hate relationship with Goldsman and his work, we're rooting for him here if only because he's trying to do something original within the studio system, which is kind of rare these days. We certainly like the talent involved, so fingers crossed this turns out to be something as unique as it sounds. [Deadline]

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5 Comments

  • Richard Weigle | November 2, 2012 12:01 AMReply

    Eva Marie Saint actually was in "Splendor in the Grass" a television remake in 1980. She has had a 65 year career which includes film, television, radio, and stage.

  • Richard Weigle | September 22, 2012 3:56 PMReply

    Bravo to the Director and Producers for having the great taste and insight to cast the great Eva Marie Saint, in Winter's Tale. She is one of America's finest living actresses, beloved and respected by all. Give her a meaty role and she could win another Academy Award which would make her the oldest winner. Can't wait to see this film.

  • leonor felix | September 21, 2012 6:15 PMReply

    im one of mat bomer fan,so anything he deos ill be looking forward to see.hope everything come's out great for mat bomer,i think he's a great actor and a fine human being im always rooting for mat,im also hopeing to see him in 50 shades of grey as christian grey.love him.

  • Leigh Richert | September 21, 2012 12:52 PMReply

    I believe the woman's name is Eva Marie Saint. Duh. Again, where is the editor of this site?

  • CL | September 21, 2012 9:53 PM

    And if she was in Splendor in the Grass, I and IMDb sure missed it. Maybe "All Fall Down" instead?

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