Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, and Philip Seymour Hoffman may be signing on to Mike Nichols’ Great Hope Springs. Streep and Gandolfini would play a married couple who undergo intense couples therapy to see if they want to continue their 30-year-marriage. Hoffman would play the therapist. According to Vulture, no deals have been signed, but all parties are highly interested, and recently even did a table read. Jeff Bridges was set to play the husband this past June, but the deal never came together.
Steep is currently attached to the mother-daughter comedy Mommy & Me with Tina Fey as well as a Margaret Thatcher biopic. Gandolfini recently signed on to the indie Violet & Daisy starring Saoirse Ronan and Carey Mulligan. Hoffman is set to costar in George Clooney’s Farragut North and Paul Thomas Anderson’s tentatively-titled, postponed-indefinitely religious drama The Master.