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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Meryl Streep and Steve Carell for Great Hope Springs

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 19, 2011 at 7:29AM

Tommy Lee Jones will play Meryl Streep's husband in Great Hope Springs, with Steve Carell playing their relationship guru.
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Tommy Lee Jones will play Meryl Streep's husband in Great Hope Springs, with Steve Carell playing their relationship guru.

The script from Vanessa Taylor (TV's Alias and Everwood) was on the Black List, and features a middle-aged married couple who attend a weekend intensive to fix intimacy issues threatening their marriage. David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) will direct for Mandate Pictures; Sony plans to release the film in North America in late 2012. Lionsgate is handling foreign sales.

Synopsis is below. You can also check out Streep as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady.

Many years of marriage have left Maeve (Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband.  When she hears of a famed relationship guru (Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her sceptical husband (Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy. Getting there was hard enough...now shedding their bedroom hang-ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins.


 

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, In Production, Drama, comedy, Biopics, Meryl Streep


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.