Tim Robbins is attached to direct Chloe Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer in the dysfunctional family comedy, Man Under, a new indie drama being described as American Beauty meets The Royal Tennenbaums.
Robbins will also act in the movie that follows a Yonkers family whose lives are changed forever when a photo of them ends up in the Museum of Modern Art.
Based on a screenplay by Ann Cherkis (The Secret), pic was first set up with producer Scott Rudin at Miramax Films in 2008, but neither Rudin nor Miramax is involved any longer.
Robbins who last helmed 1999s Cradle Will Rock was nominated for Best Director for 1995 Dead Man Walking, while his recent big-screen acting credits include Green Lantern, Thanks for Sharing and the upcoming Back to 1942.
Pfeiffer, who recently starred with Moretz in Dark Shadows, also starred in Alex Kurtzman’s People Like Us and will next be seen in Malavita, Luc Besson’s mafia/witness protection thriller starring Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones.
Moretz, who is currently filming Kick-Ass 2 for director Jeff Wadlow, will next be seen in the ensemble comedy, Movie 43, followed up the Stephen King horror story adaptation, Carrie.
Check out the trailer for The Royal Tennenbaums, a delightful adult comedy with many quirks and a sense of poignancy, which certainly feels like straight-to-DVD fare.