Kathy Bates has signed on to re-team with her Titanic co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the 1950s drama Revolutionary Road.
The film revolves around a suburban Connecticut couple whose relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations. Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes, will direct the DreamWorks project from an adaptation of Richard Yates’ acclaimed 1961 novel.
Bates will play Mrs. Givings, who sells the couple their home and introduces them to the town. David Harbour will play Shep Campbell, a neighbor. Michael Shannon will play the son of Bates’ character. And Zoe Kazan will play Maureen, secretary of DiCaprio’s character, with whom she embarks on an affair.
Shooting begins outside New York in June.
Bates, who gave a memorable performance as Molly Brown in Titanic, won a best actress Academy Award for her role in Misery. She also was nominated for her supporting turns in About Schmidt and Primary Colors.
Harbour, whose film credits include Kinsey and War Of The Worlds, was nominated for a Tony for his Broadway turn in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Shannon, whose credits include World Trade Center and Vanilla Sky, next appears in Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You.
Kazan, the granddaughter of late director Elia Kazan, is on screen in the crime thriller Fracture.
Source: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter