There are a whole host of films bubbling around the virtual Cannes Market at the moment, one, in particular, will see the likes of Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up to star in the romantic comedy ‘The Making Of’.
Written and produced by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the story focuses on two couples: long-married filmmakers (Gere and Keaton) have cast overemotional actors (Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda) to portray their younger selves in the story of their great love. Unfortunately, by the time shooting begins, their fabled marriage is unravelling. The filmmakers want to make a hit; the actors want to tell the true story. Whose version really is the truth? And how do they distinguish between real love and movie love when their lives and their work become hopelessly intertwined?
Gere and Keaton have previously worked together before, back in 1977 they starred in ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’. Written and directed by Richard Brooks, and inspired by the best-selling 1975 novel of the same name, that story focused on the 1973 murder of New York City schoolteacher Roseann Quinn, who led something of a double life.
Lively was last seen opposite Jude Law in ‘The Rhythm Section’, her upcoming projects include ‘The Husband’s Secret’.
Miranda was last seen in the BBC series ‘His Dark Materials’ and ‘Hamilton’, he will next be seen in John M. Chu’s ‘In The Heights’.