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Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline to Star in Adaptation of New York Times Best Seller The Good House for Amblin Partners

September 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2019--

Amblin Partners announced today that three-time Oscar ® -nominee Sigourney Weaver and Oscar ® -winner Kevin Kline will star in the adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller The Good House, which begins production in Canada this week.

The film will be directed by Emmy ® -nominee Maya Forbes and Emmy ® -winner Wally Wolodarsky, based on a script they co-wrote, adapted from Ann Leary’s novel The Good House.

The Good House follows Hildy Good (Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and loves her secrets. Her compartmentalized life starts to unravel as she rekindles an old romance and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior.

The project is produced by Emmy ® Award-winner Jane Rosenthal ( The Irishman, When They See Us ), Emmy ® Award-nominee Berry Welsh ( The Irishman, Wizard of Lies ) and Oscar ® -nominee Aaron Ryder ( Arrival, The Prestige ) of FilmNation Entertainment. Executive producers are Erika Hampson, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Steve Samuels.

Weaver is well known for her Oscar ® -nominated roles in Aliens, Working Girl, and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, as well as her leading role as Dr. Grace Augustine in the Avatar franchise.

Kline won an Oscar ® for his supporting role in A Fish Called Wanda and is recognized by audiences worldwide for his roles in Sophie’s Choice, The Big Chill, De-Lovely and Beauty and the Beast. He is a three-time Tony Award ® -winner, most recently being awarded Best Actor in a Play for his role in the 2017 revival of Present Laughter.

Weaver and Kline previously appeared on screen together in 1993’s Oscar ® -nominated comedy Dave and the 1997 drama The Ice Storm.

The film will be released by Universal Pictures domestically. Amblin Partners and Universal will share international distribution rights.

Weaver and Kline are both represented by the United Talent Agency. Kline is managed by Berwick & Kovacik.

About Amblin Partners

Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures.
www.amblin.com

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Matt Andrée Wiltens, Amblin Partners, 818.733.9687,maw@amblinpartners.com

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