Robert Redford and Jane Fonda don’t need words in Our Souls at Night teaser
VOD News | On 10, Aug 2017
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda don’t need words to show you how much they love each other. That much is apparent from the new teaser trailer for Netflix’s Our Souls at Night.
Adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer), the film is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbour, Louis Waters (Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbours for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.
And judging by this cleverly wordless glimpse of them together, they are going to make the most of it. The movie, which is directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) and also stars Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl), will premiere out of competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival, where both stars will be celebrated with Golden Lion lifetime achievement awards.
Our Souls at Night will then premiere on 29th September on Netflix worldwide. Here’s the short, but sweet teaser:
First look: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in Our Souls at Night
With 2017 almost upon us, it’s a time when we all look forward to what new TV shows and films are coming to Netflix in the new year. One of the least expected, perhaps, is Our Souls at Night, a drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
Indeed, the streaming service is increasingly beginning to diversify its originals line-up to appeal to older audiences as well as young, hip Millennials, with productions such as Grace and Frankie. With that series also starring Fonda, the movie, based on Kent Haruf’s novel, marks a reunion between the actress and Netflix, something that no doubt helped to boost its appeal when the company was in talks with Redford for the project last year.
Now, Netflix has released a first look image of both Redford and Fonda from the film.
Adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer), Our Souls at Night is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbour, Louis Waters (Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbours for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.
The film is directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) and also stars Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl), and Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) as Jamie, Addie’s grandson.
Our Souls at Night will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.
Ritesh Batra to direct Redford and Fonda’s Our Souls at Night
8th July 2016
Ritesh Batra has signed on to direct Netflix’s Our Souls at Night, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
The film’s based on the Kent Haruf novel, will sees the two acting legends reunite following two previous films together: 1967’s Barefoot in the Park and 1979’s The Electric Horseman.
Redford was in talks with the streaming giant last year over the project, which is penned by (500) Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber.
Now, the project is moving ahead, as Netflix continues to develop its slate of original feature films. Batra at the helm is a promising sign: the director previously made the excellent 2013 drama, The Lunchbox, which was nominated for a BAFTA and picked up an award at Cannes. As well as Batra, Netflix has also signed Finola Dwyer as producer alongside Erin Simms and Redford. Deadline reports that Dwyer, who has worked on projects such as A Quartet and An Education, was “instrumental” in bringing Batra on board.
Robert Redford in talks with Netflix for Our Souls at Night
Originally published: 14th September 2015
Robert Redford is in talks with Netflix for a new feature film, Our Souls at Night.
The movie, an adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel, would star Jane Fonda opposite producer Redford. The pair previously worked together on Barefoot in the Park and The Electric Horseman, with Deadline reporting that he is keen to work with Fonda again.
He appears equally keen to work with the streaming service, notes Deadline, with negotiations reportedly “far down the line” and expected to close soon. Netflix, meanwhile, are keen to work with as many big names as they can get their hands on, as the VOD giant continues trying to establish itself as a producer of exclusive, crowd-pulling content to rival Hollywood. The site’s current skate already boasts Idris Elba vehicle Beasts of No Nation, Brad Pitt-backed satire War Machine, and a quartet of Adam Sandler films, beginning The Ridiculous Six.
Should Our Souls at Night go ahead, the script will be written (500) Days of Summer’s Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and follows an elderly pair of widowed neighbours (Addie and Louis), who begin to forge a romantic connection – a project that would occupy similar territory to recent Netflix series Grace and Frankie. Netflix, it seems, is not only growing its original feature film slate, but also its target audience.
Deadline also speculates that the streaming company is in talks to acquire Michael Moore’s documentary, Where To Invade Next.