Tim Robbins Is Directing Again, This Time With Chloe Moretz and Michelle PfeifferEric Walkuski |
Tim Robbins hasn't directed a theatrical feature since 1999's 'Cradle Will Rock,' but that will change with 'Man Under': a dark comedy that'll see him step behind and in front of the camera. Chloe Grace Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer, seen together in this past summer's 'Dark Shadows,' will co-star.
Said to be along the lines of 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' 'Man Under' is about a dysfunctional Yonkers, New York family whose lives are changed after a photo of them ends up in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, turning them into celebrities.
The screenplay by Ann Cherkis almost made it before cameras in 2008, when Scott Rudin and Miramax were close to making the film. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, neither is involved at this stage. Instead, Alexandra Milchan's EMJAG and Film 360 will produce.
Robbins has sat in the director's chair recently for episodes of HBO's 'Treme,' as well as the TV movie 'Possible Side Effects.' He also has the spy story 'House of Lies' lined up, though it's unclear which will go into production first.