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

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(Read caption) Tommy Lee Jones is seen in Feb. 2011 at a Screening of 'Sunset Limited' in New York.

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Tommy Lee Jones will is set star in comedy Great Hope Springs, joining a cast which already boasts Meryl Streep and Steve Carell.

Lee Jones and Streep will play a married couple, who are having problems with their relationship. Before considering divorce, however, they decide to give their marriage one last try, and head off to a retreat which offers a series of intense counselling sessions with an expert therapist (Carell).

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The film will be directed by David Frankel, perhaps best known for 2006's 'The Devil Wears Prada'. The scriptwriter who he worked with on said film, Vanessa Taylor, has completed the screenplay for Great Hope Springs. The script has been around for a while, and even featured on the Black List of best unproduced screenplays.

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The three confirmed actors are certainly busy at the moment, and the film's scheduling is having to fit around a number of projects. 'Men In Black III', in which Lee Jones reprises his role as Agent K, is still in production, and the actor has also been confirmed for Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' biopic.

Carell is currently filming 'Seeking a Friend For the End of the World', a romantic comedy directed by Lorene Scafaria, and has recently confirmed that he will be involved with 'Burt Wonderstone', in which he will play a magician of faded glamour who attempts to reinvent himself.

Streep, meanwhile, has recently finished filming 'The Iron Lady', in which see stars as cold-hearted Conservative Margaret Thatcher, and the film is in the post-production process.

James Gandolfini is rumoured to be in talks to join the project. Reportedly, Jeff Bridges was offered Jone's part but declined the role. Great Hope Springs will begin to shoot in August.

Source: Empire

Rob Fred Parker blogs at FilmShaft.

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