Olympia Dukakis toplining 'Cloudburst'

Film will be shot in Nova Scotia

Veteran actresses and fellow Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker are teaming up for a road trip comedy "Cloudburst," which Thom Fitzgerald is writing and directing for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

The film will start shooting in July in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Although born in New Jersey, Fitzgerald is a long-time resident of Nova Scotia, and he's previously worked with Dukakis on such films as "The Event" and "3 Needles."

Dukakis and Fricker will play a couple, together for 30 years, who break out of a nursing home and head to Canada to get married, picking up a young, male hitchhiker along the way.

Fitzgerald also is producing with Doug Pettigrew. William Jarblum will exec produce.

Fitzgerald, repped by Covington International and Green Light Artist Management, most recently produced and directed "The Gospel According to the Blues" for Canadian television. Dukakis, who appeared in 2007's "In the Land of Women," is repped by WME and Parseghian/Planco Management. Fricker, repped by IFA and Cassie Mayer, recently costarred in "Closing the Ring."
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