Ritesh Batra to direct Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) “The Lunchbox” director Ritesh Batra has been roped in by streaming service Netflix to direct veteran actors Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in “Our Souls At Night”.
Co-produced by Finola Dwyer, Redford and Erin Simms, “Our Souls At Night” is an adaptation of a Kent Haruf novel, reports deadline.com.
Nominated at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2013, Batra won the Grand Golden Rail award at Cannes for Irrfan Khan starrer “The Lunchbox”.
Batra has also completed the Charlotte Rampling-Jim Broadbent-starrer “The Sense of An Ending”.
The script is by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who have worked on projects like “500 Days of Summer”, “The Fault In Our Stars”, “Paper Towns” and “The Spectacular Now”.
Redford and Fonda have worked together before in “Barefoot in the Park” (1967) and “The Electric Horseman” (1979).