Quintet introduced to 'Harvey'


NEW YORK -- Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Eileen Atkins, Richard Schiff and Liane Balaban have joined Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in Overture Films' romantic drama "Last Chance Harvey."

Baker plays the ex-wife of Hoffman, a down-on-his-luck New York jingle writer with a tough boss (Schiff). He becomes romantically involved with a lonely bureaucrat (Thompson) with an overbearing mother (Atkins) on a trip to London.

Brolin plays the new husband of Baker's character, and Balaban plays the daughter who brings all of them together at a British wedding.

"Harvey," to be financed and distributed in the U.S. by Overture, begins principal photography Monday in and around London. Tim Perell and Nicola Usborne will produce, and Jawal Nga will executive produce. Robert Kessel, Overture's executive vp production and acquisitions, will oversee production.