LIFE ITSELF Currently Shooting in NYC With Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton And Cynthia Nixon
Production of Revelations Entertainment’s comedy LIFE ITSELF is underway in New York City starring starring Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton and Cynthia Nixon.
This marks the first time that Freeman and Keaton have worked together.
The film is directed by award-winning director Richard Loncraine (The Gathering Storm, My One and Only, Firewall, Wimbledon, Richard III), and is based on the acclaimed novel “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment, from a screenplay written by Charlie Peters (My One and Only, Krippendorf’s Tribe, Three Men and A Little Lady, Blame It On Rio).
LIFE ITSELF tells the story of one comic and eventful weekend in the life of Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman), an aging New York couple who have finally decided to sell their Brooklyn apartment of 40 years. They fear that they are getting too old to climb the stairs, and Ruth’s realtor niece (Nixon) has convinced them that they can make a small fortune on the sale.
Alex, an artist, and Ruth, a former schoolteacher, are enticed by the prospect of suddenly having more money than they ever dreamt possible. But as they prepare for the open house, the couple’s beloved little dog gets sick and has to be taken to an animal hospital, and New York City suddenly goes on high alert when a truck gets jack-knifed on the Williamsburg Bridge and the driver flees the scene.
Over the course of this hectic weekend, Ruth and Alex are swept along as every shift in the breaking tanker story makes the real estate market spike and trough. As the bids fly, Ruth and Alex reflect upon on all the memories that they have shared in their home during the course of 40 happy and fulfilling years together, and they realize that sometimes happiness can’t be measured as easily as square footage or asking prices.
LIFE ITSELF is produced by Revelations Entertainment in association with Latitude Productions with Lori McCreary, Curtis Burch, Charlie Peters and Tracy Mercer serving as producers. Revelations’ Morgan Freeman will serve as executive producer with with Bob Gass, Judy Burch Gass, Sam Hoffman and Richard Toussaint. CAA and WME co-represent the North American rights and Myriad Pictures is handling international sales.