Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana is currently in negotiations to join the cast of the marital drama Infinitely Polar Bear. Mark Ruffalo is attached to star, and J.J. Abrams is producing the flick which centers on a bipolar husband who, after going off his meds, loses his job forcing his wife to go back to work. Vulture reports that Saldana wil play Ruffalo’s wife in what they describe as “the dramatic version of Mr. Mom.”
Screenwriter Maya Forbes (Monsters vs. Aliens) is making her directorial debut on the project, which is getting some much-needed funding from investor Megan Ellison, who is also funding two of Paul Thomas Anderson’s projects. She’s like the guardian angel of movies. Infinitely Polar Bear is set to start shooting this September, before Saldana moves on to Star Trek 2.