Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton Heading 'Gently Down the Stream'
The two previously appeared in the same film in what most would call their heyday with The Godfather Part II in 1974, and would work together again in Marvin's Room in 1996. Now Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton are set to reunite in the indie comedy Gently Down the Stream. The story sees the two veteran actors playing a long-divorced couple who, for the sake of their adopted son's wedding and his biological mother, pretend they are still married. They quickly learn that acting the part isn't easy, especially when their past, present and future unravel for all to see. Who knows the embarrassing arguments they'll have?
Variety reports Justin Zackham, the man behind the sappy film The Bucket List, another film that teamed two well-seasoned actors together in quite a melodramatic fashion, will write and direct the film. In addition, apparently Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried are also going to star in the film. Honestly, efforts from De Niro and Keaton as of late have been lackluster at best, and I just wish they would do something along the lines of their great performances of the past. And as for Heigl's involvement, well I could care less about any sort of romantic comedy she's involved in nowadays. Honestly, this project altogether just sounds like a disappointment, but I'm always willing to be surprised. What do you think?