Ben Mendelsohn

One of the finest comedy directors working today, Friends with Money and Enough Said helmer Nicole Holofcener has set her ensemble for her latest feature The Land of Steady Habits. The premise is based on the novel by Ted Thompson of the same name, and it will be using the script written by Holofcener herself. Leading the ensemble is Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), with Netflix revealing they will finance and distribute the film.

The acclaimed director and screenwriter will be reuniting with collaborator Anthony Bregman, who will produce the project through his New York-based banner Likely Story with Stefanie Azpiazu. According to Deadline, the story of the film will focus on the main character Anders Hill (Mendelsohn), who is “a man in his mid-fifties and newly retired. He has long been drenched in “The Land of Steady Habits,” and is ready to reap the rewards of a sensible life. With his grown son’s (Mann) college tuition paid in full, Anders decides he’s had enough of steady habits. So, he leaves his wife (Falco), buys a condo and waits for the freedom to transform him. Stripped of the comforts of his previous identity, he embarks on a clumsy and heartbreaking journey to reconcile his past with his present.”

Expect a 2018 release for The Land of Steady Habits.

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