Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to Co-Finance Michael Caine’s ‘Mr. Morgan’s Last Love’

Jane Alexander and Justin Kirk will co-star in the comedic melodrama about a lonely American widower and his chance encounter with a free-spirited, beautiful young French woman

Last Updated: November 7, 2013 @ 12:34 PM

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is set to co-finance and co-produce “Mr. Morgan’s Last Love,” starring Michael Caine, the company announced Monday.

Adapted from the novel “La Douceur Assassine” by Françoise Dorner, the comedic melodrama is being directed by German writer/director Sandra Nettlebeck  (“Mostly Martha”). Nettlebeck wrote the screenplay.

Set in Paris, the film centers on a retired, lonely American widower (Caine) whose chance encounter with a free-spirited, beautiful young French woman brightens his life.

Despite pushing 80, Caine has been busy of late. After appearing in “Inception” and “Cars 2,”  he has lined up supporting roles in a number of tentpole films such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

The film which started shooting in Paris earlier this week also stars Clémence Poésy (“127 Hours”); Justin Kirk (“Weeds” ); Oscar nominee Jane Alexander (“All the President’s Men”); Anne Alvaro (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”); and Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”).

German production companies Bavaria Pictures, Kaminski Stiehm Film and Senator Film will co-produce with the Belgium-based Scope Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, in association with Elzevir Films of France. Sidney Kimmel will also produce.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will oversee domestic distribution of “Mr. Morgan’s Last Love.” Foreign pre-sales are handled by Bavaria Film International.

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