Jennifer Connelly is Reuniting with Russell Crowe for 'Winter's Tale'
by Ethan Anderton
October 12, 2012
The directorial debut of A Beautiful Mind writer Akiva Goldsman was helped by Russell Crowe and Will Smith agreeing to take small roles in Winter's Tale, an adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel of the same name. Now Goldsman is getting some help from another previous collaborator as Deadline has learned Jennifer Connelly is in talks to join the film which follows a dying young woman (Jessica Brown Findlay of "Downton Abbey") who falls in love with a thief (played by Colin Farrell) who breaks into her palatial home on Manhattan’s West Side. Connelly is supposed to play Findlay's mother in the film. More below!
There's a cool twist that comes with the burglary as the thief is able to stop time and bring back the dead. Oh yeah, and there's also a flying horse and the story somehow spans from modern day back to the 19th century. This sounds like quite an interesting fantasy and should make for a challenging directorial debut for Goldsman. William Hurt, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths and Eva Marie Saint will also star in the film and since it's been in the works for awhile, we're quite interested in seeing how it turns out. No release date has been set yet, but stay tuned as the project develops.