Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer have been tapped to star in the feature adaptation of Alice LaPlante’s Turn Of Mind.
The two Oscar-nominated actresses have joined the psychological drama about a retired doctor suffering from Alzheimer’s who gets entwined in a murder.
Rocket Science who is financing the project announced the news Friday. The production company will launch international sales at Cannes.
Gideon Raff is directing from a script adapted by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright.
“‘Turn of Mind’ is an edge of your seat emotional thriller. A story of a warped friendship between two brilliant, sharp, forceful women who are bonded equally by their love for and jealousy of one other,” Raff said. “I am thrilled to have two legends filling these roles. What struck me most when reading LaPlante’s novel was how she rarely breaks from Jennifer’s (Bening) point of view. So, with her, we go through the visceral experience of a woman who relied her whole life on her gifted mind, only to find herself losing it when she needs it most.”