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Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, begins new film with Robert Redford

Principal photography on The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls at Night, starring Hollywood stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, begins from Monday.

hollywood Updated: Sep 12, 2016 14:32 IST
The film reunites Fonda and Redford as an onscreen couple, famously captured in films like The Chase and Barefoot in the Park.
The film reunites Fonda and Redford as an onscreen couple, famously captured in films like The Chase and Barefoot in the Park.

Principal photography on The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra’s Our Souls at Night, starring Hollywood stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, begins from Monday.

The Netflix movie will be shot in Colorado -- where its namesake novel by Kent Haruf was set. The film’s stellar cast includes Fonda as Addie Moore, Redford as Louis Waters, Bruce Dern as Dorlan, Judy Greer as Holly, Matthias Schoenaerts as Gene, and Iain Armitage as Jamie, Addie’s grandson.

The film will be produced by Finola Dwyer. Ben Ormand serves as Executive Producer, according to a release from Netflix.

Adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber of The Fault in Our Stars fame, the movie begins when Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbour, Louis Waters.

Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbours for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.

“I’m looking forward to teaming up with Jane and working with the talented Ritesh Batra. Our Souls at Night is an endearing story and I’m happy we get to share it with a broader audience,” said Redford.

Batra recently completed work on The Sense of an Ending with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

The film reunites Fonda and Redford as an onscreen couple, famously captured in films like The Chase and Barefoot in the Park. The pair last worked together in 1979 on The Electric Horseman.

Our Souls at Night will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.

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