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Jeff Bridges and Diane Lane to Star in Reed Romano Film

May 9, 2017

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Jeff Bridges and Diane Lane will star in Reed Romano’s upcoming film, which was formerly known as First Chair. Written by Stuart Blumberg, this film marks the first one developed by Bankside Films. Morano is currently getting rave reviews for her work as executive producer and director of the pilot and episodes two and three of Hulu’s hit The Handmaid’s Tale.

The film begins when a regimented, self-obsessed virtuoso violinist (Bridges) is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and is forced to move back in with his estranged wife (Lane) as he begins treatment. As they attempt to learn how to live with each other again, he experiences a profound change in his behavior which compels him to learn to connect with the music and the people that surround him in astonishing and unexpected ways.

Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films said:

“The project has brought together some of Hollywood’s most exciting talent to tell an intensely moving story in a unique, refreshing and dynamic way. We could not be more excited to be working with such a prestigious team and to be working with our co-producers EMJAG Productions to bring this very special story to the world.”

Bridges said:

“The film has a lot going for it. A wonderful script by Stuart Blumberg, to be directed by Reed Morano who directed MEADOWLAND, which I thought was a terrific film and the opportunity to work with Diane Lane again (we worked together in WILD BILL); plus, it involves music, which always warms my heart.”

Lane said:

“This is a wonderful story. I’m thrilled to have Reed behind the camera as our director and appreciate her keen eye and talent thanks to her previous work as a cinematographer.”

Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert for EMJAG Productions, David Schiff for MGMT Entertainment, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films will be producing. Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson will executive produce.

Production is set to begin in October of this year in Boston.

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