Ellen Burstyn, James Caan to Star in Rom-Com 'Welcome to Pine Grove!'

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Ellen Burstyn, James Caan

Michael Lembeck ('Santa Clause 2,' 'The Tooth Fairy') is directing.

Ellen Burstyn and James Caan are set to star in the romantic comedy Welcome to Pine Grove!

Donald Martin wrote the screenplay, based on a story by Harrison Powell, which is described as Mean Girls meets Golden Girls. Michael Lembeck (Santa Clause 2, The Tooth Fairy) is directing.

Welcome to Pine Grove! follows Helen Wilson (Burstyn), an independent widow who moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community and discovers it’s just like high school, full of cliques and flirtatious suitors. Caan will play Dan Simpson, the hot new guy at Pine Grove and Burstyn’s love interest. 

Powell, Dominique Telson and Fred Bernstein will produce, with Rick Jackson and Claudine Marrotte executive producing. Astute Films is financing the movie, which is set to begin production later this summer.

Burstyn, who was recently seen in HBO Films' The Tale and is set for Noah Hawley's Life on Earth at Fox Searchlight, is repped by ICM and MGMT.

Caan, who is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott, will next be seen in BBC Films' crime drama Out of Blue