Honeymoon with Harry. How does this sound? Well, if you ask us – good enough when you have Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and director Jonathan Demme involved in the whole thing!
The film is described as a “James Brooks style” story of two characters who hate each other and are stuck together out of desperation, and it’s based on an unpublished novel by Bart Baker.
Yes, we’re very interested in this kind of stories, and if you like the sound of that, check out the rest of the synopsis:
“Cooper read the role of a formerly self-centered womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he met a girl and fell in love.
De Niro read the role of the girl’s father, who recognizes himself in the young man, and tries to break them up. They get engaged anyway.
When she dies tragically just before their wedding, the groom heads off on their honeymoon to drown his sorrows and drink himself to death. There, he meets his almost father-in-law, who has come to spread his daughter’s ashes on her favorite beach.”
The script is written by Million Dollar Baby‘s Paul Haggis and as we mentioned, Jonathan Demme is very interested in directing it.
Paul Haggis had been attached to direct at one point, with Vince Vaughn and Jack Nicholson in talks to star, but since the project has been continually delayed it has often featured in “best unmade” film lists.
We can’t wait to hear more details about Honeymoon with Harry, so, stay with us!