Foresight Unlimited and Castle Rock Entertainment have announced that production is underway in Connecticut on director Rob Reiner’s new film And So It Goes… The pic stars Michael Douglas as a self-centered real estate agent whose life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew. Douglas’ character learns to care for the child with the help of his “determined and loveable” neighbor, played by Diane Keaton. The story is about as predictable as can be and we can all see where this is heading, but the film has a script by As Good As It Gets scribe Mark Andrus and the prospect of Keaton and Douglas teaming up is promising.
In fact, And So It Goes… marks the first time that Douglas and Keaton have shared the screen together and is a reunion of sorts for Douglas and his American President director Reiner. The press release also notes that World War Z actress Sterling Jerins has joined the cast as the aforementioned granddaughter, and Frankie Valli and Frances Sternhagen also star. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
ROB REINER’S AND SO IT GOES… STARRING MICHAEL DOUGLAS & DIANE KEATON BEGINS FILMING IN CONNECTICUT
WORLD WAR Z’S STERLING JERINS JOINS THE CAST IN KEY SUPPORTING ROLE
Stamford, CT – June 11 2013 – Foresight Unlimited in association with Castle Rock announced today that production has begun in Connecticut on AND SO IT GOES… starring Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street) and Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give, Annie Hall). The film marks the first time Douglas and Keaton have appeared on-screen together. AND SO IT GOES… will be directed by Rob Reiner, who previously collaborated with Douglas on the hit 1995 film An American President. The screenplay for AND SO IT GOES… is by Academy Award® nominated writer Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets).
Joining the cast in a pivotal supporting role is young actress Sterling Jerins. The casting news comes on the heels of Jerins’ roles in World War Z (opening June 21st), in which she appears as Constance, the daughter of Gerry Lane (played by Brad Pitt), and James Wan’s The Conjuring (opening July 19th), in which she appears as Judy, the daughter of Lorraine and Ed Warren (played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson).
In AND SO IT GOES… Oren (Douglas) is a self-centered real estate agent who couldn’t care less about anyone else. But Oren’s life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter (Jerins) he never knew. Now, with the help of his determined and loveable neighbor, Leah (Keaton), Oren stubbornly learns to care, and unexpectedly, to fall in love again.
The cast also includes legendary crooner Frankie Valli as well as Scott Shepherd (Side Effects) and Frances Sternhagen (Misery).
Key below the line credits include Director of Photography Reed Morano, Production Designer Ethan Tobman, Costume Designer Leah Katznelson and Casting Director Laura Rosenthal.
AND SO IT GOES… is being produced by Alan Greisman, Rob Reiner, and Mark Damon. Executive producers include Tamara Birkemoe and Grant Cramer. Jared Ian Goldman along with Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants are executive producing.