Anne Hathaway and Bill Murray are starring in the canine drama “Bum’s Rush,” with Robert Duvall in talks to come on board.
Rocket Science introduced the castings on Tuesday on the digital Cannes Market. CAA Media Finance represents the home rights, with Rocket Science dealing with worldwide gross sales.
Aaron Schneider, who directed the upcoming Tom Hanks conflict drama “Greyhound” and “Get Low,” is helming “Bum’s Rush” from C. Gaby Mitchell’s screenplay. The story focuses on the connection between Hathaway’s boot maker and a stray canine named Bum (to be voiced by Murray). The two discover themselves at a critical crossroads that can change each their hearts and minds in methods they’ll hardly think about.
Sarah Green, whose credit embody “Loving” and “Tree of Life,” will produce with Mitchell and Schneider. The movie will shoot on location in Santa Barbara and New Mexico.
“I am so happy to reunite with my ‘Get Low’ collaborators Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and C Gaby Mitchell and of course delighted to work with Anne Hathaway and Sarah Green,” Schneider stated. “It’s a very special project and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. We are all dog lovers on this team, and now more than ever we appreciate their value in our lives.”
“Get Low” was launched in 2010. Schneider received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for the movie.
Hathaway is repped by CAA and Management 360. Murray is repped by David Nochimson. Duvall is repped by UTA. Schneider is repped by CAA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead. Mitchell is repped by Matthew Saver. Green is repped by Frankfurt Kurnit.
While there isn’t a bodily competition this 12 months, the Cannes Market kicked off Monday with two separate digital occasions — the Cinando-hosted Marché du Film and the Hollywood companies’ A Demain Marché.