You'd be hard-pressed in Hollywood to find someone who isn't impressed by the
work of Patricia Clarkson. From her Oscar-nominated turn on the big screen in
Pieces of April to her award-winning performance that same year in The
Station Agent to her Emmy-winning guest spot on Six Feet Under, Clarkson
has proven her talent time and again. Now, Daily Variety reports the
actress will team up with Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones in Mostly Martha,
Scott Hicks remake of a 2001 German film.
Adapted by Carol Fuchs, the story centers on Martha (Zeta-Jones), a beautiful
but emotionally fragile chef who starts up a romance with her quirky sous chef,
to be played by Aaron Eckhart. Clarkson will play the owner of the restaurant
in which Martha works. Sandra Nettlebeck wrote and directed the original German
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow will be financing the film, which
is being produced by Castle Rock Entertainment. Sergio Agureo and Kerry Heysen
are the producers behind the romantic comedy, with Bruce Berman and Susan Cartsonis
serving as the executive producers.
Clarkson, who can currently be seen in Best Picture Oscar nominee Good Night,
and Good Luck, will soon be seen with Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet
in Steve Zaillian's All the King's Men. In addition to Pieces
and Station, feature credits for the CAA-repped Clarkson include The
Dying Gaul, Miracle and Dogville.