Meth-od act: Wright Penn plays 'Pippa'


Robin Wright Penn is set to star in Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" for Elevation Filmworks and Plan B Entertainment.

Wright Penn will play Pippa Lee, with Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder co-starring.

London-based Lumina Films is co-producing the film and handling worldwide sales, with CAA partnering on the sale of domestic distribution rights. Lumina plans to introduce the film to buyers at AFM.

Adapted from Miller's novel, the film takes an adventurous trip through Pippa Lee's past and present, as a methamphetamine-addicted mother whose husband leaves her for a younger woman. Pippa indulges in an array of erotic adventures while heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Principal photography is set to start in April in Connecticut.

"To have this incredible cast come together is an amazing credit to the story and vision Rebecca has presented us with," said Elevation's Lemore Syvan, who negotiated the deal with Lumina's Samantha Horley and Cyril Megret and CAA.

Wright Penn and Moore are represented by CAA. Ryder is represented by WMA.