Paul Bettany heads Harvest Moon

Paul Bettany heads Harvest Moon

Paul Bettany will star in the comedy-drama ‘Harvest Moon’.

The 50-year-old actor has written the screenplay with Dana Brown for the film, which will be produced by Miramax with Mark Waters to direct.

Paul will star in the flick alongside Carmen Ejogo, Candice Bergen, Carrie Alves, Riley Luke, Malia Baker, Staz Nair, Rodney Richardson and Connor Falk.

The film tells the story of a young boy who sees an opportunity to reunite his estranged parents when the pandemic shuts down the world. Paul, Dana and Mark are producing with Miramax boss Bill Block and Jessica Tuschinsky.

Bettany said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be reuniting with Bill Block and Miramax to create ‘Harvest Moon.

“The fact that it’s come together so quickly, it’s so gratifying and hilarious too. Dana and I wrote this to keep ourselves healthy during lockdown and now we’re on an incredible team led by Mark Waters. Ready to shoot with the creative team. It’s a bit like a dream. I am very excited.”

Block said: “This heart-wrenching film redefines complex, yet comedic family relationships under the unique challenges presented by the pandemic.

“We are thrilled to be working again within the Miramax family, which includes Paul, who bought his magic for ‘Uncle Frank,’ and Mark, whose latest film is ‘He’s All That,’ a modern take on the ’90s classic. It’s the turn of the day, but Netflix has climbed to the number one spot in many countries.”

Paul starred as Frank Bledsoe in Alan Ball’s road film ‘Uncle Frank’ and revealed that he liked to imitate the style of screen icons such as Robert Redford in the 1970 set flick.

The ‘Iron Man’ star said: “I grew up watching movies that both Allen and I think of as the golden age of American cinema, in the ’70s, I’m immersed in those movies and any actor Was desperate as. Should wear a brown corduroy suit.

“I’ve seen Robert Redford be the next guy, until the next guy is Alan Ball. It was really fun dressing him up and styling him and all that.”