With the American Film Market getting ready to begin, expect plenty of casting stories over the next week. The latest such announcement comes via Deadline, who reports that David Duchovny, Hope Davis (American Splendor, The Newsroom), and Academy Award-winner Timothy Hutton are set to star in the drama After the Fall. Based on a true story, the film centers on two parents grieving over the unexpected death of their daughter who are inspired to build “a world class state of the art children’s hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.” The result was Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Carroll Cartwright (What Maise Knew) wrote the script, and Anthony Fabian (Skin) is onboard to direct. Duchovny and Davis will play the parents, with Hutton set to portray the man who helped them obtain the funds for the new hospital. Production is currently underway in Connecticut.