Bates hits DW's 'Road' for Mendes

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Kathy Bates has signed on to reteam with her "Titanic" co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road" for DreamWorks.

David Harbour, Michael Shannon and Zoe Kazan also are boarding the 1950s-set drama, which revolves around a suburban Connecticut couple whose relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations.

Justin Haythe adapted Richard Yates' acclaimed 1961 novel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Bates will play Mrs. Givings, who sells the couple their home and introduces them to the town. Harbour will play Shep Campbell, a neighbor. Shannon will play the son of Bates' character. And Kazan will play Maureen, secretary of DiCaprio's character, with whom she embarks on an affair.

Scott Rudin, John Hart, Bobby Cohen and Mendes are producing the film, which begins shooting outside New York in June. David Thompson, Henry Fernaine and Marion Rosenberg are executive producing.

Bates won a best actress Academy Award for her role in "Misery." She also was nominated for her supporting turns in "About Schmidt" and "Primary Colors." Bates, who also gave a memorable performance as Molly Brown in "Titanic," is repped by ICM and manager Susan Smith.

Harbour, whose film credits include "Kinsey" and "War of the Worlds," was nominated for a Tony for his Broadway turn in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" He is repped by CornerStone Talent and manager Meg Mortimer at Principal Entertainment.

Shannon, whose credits include "World Trade Center" and "Vanilla Sky," next appears in Curtis Hanson's "Lucky You." He is repped by SDB Partners and manager Bryon Wetzel.

Kazan, who is onscreen in "Fracture," is repped by the Gersh Agency.
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