Pair wading into 'Poole' at Lakeshore


Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza is in advanced talks and Radha Mitchell is set to appear in Lakeshore's "Henry Poole Is Here" with Luke Wilson.

The Mark Pellington-directed dramedy is scheduled to go into production in the summer in Los Angeles. Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing.

The story, based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres, centers on a man (Wilson) who discovers that he has only six weeks to live. He leaves his job, fiancee and overbearing mother and tries to spend his remaining days in seclusion. But he goes through a miracle transformation, and his neighbors disrupt his plan.

Pellington said that he got involved with the project three years ago when it was a spec and is very happy that it is moving forward.

"It's a wonderful story about a hopeless man who finds hope," the director said. "It's really beautiful and poignant and funny and sweet. ... It really speaks to me personally."

Barraza was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "Babel." Mitchell's credits include "Silent Hill" and Lakeshore's upcoming "Feast of Love."

Barraza is repped by Mike Packenham at Innovative Artists. Mitchell is repped by CAA, managed by Rick Ax, and her attorney is Doug Stone of Stone, Meyer & Genow.
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