Hurt, Rossellini join 'Late Bloomers'

French helmer Julie Gavras' romantic comedy

PARIS -- William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini have teamed up to star in French director Julie Gavras' sexagenarian romantic comedy "Late Bloomers," the film's co-producer, Gallic distributor and international sales agent Gaumont said Friday.

Written by Gavras and Olivier Dazat, "Late Bloomers" is produced by Sylvie Pialat for Les Films du Worso and Bertrand Faivre in a co-production with Gaumont, The Bureau's Tristan Goligher and Be-Films' Christophe Louis in Belgium.

Hurt and Rossellini play an aging couple who react to their senior status in different ways. The film also co-stars U.K talents Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Joanna Lumley and Simon Callow.

The film shoots on location starting March 19 in and around London for six weeks through late April. Gaumont will handle distribution in France plus international sales.