Robbins, Gandolfini join HBO film

Duo to star opposite Diane Lane in 'Cinema Verite'

Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini are joining Diane Lane in HBO Films' "Cinema Verite." The project is slated to go in to production this summer in Los Angeles.

Written by David Seltzer, the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking documentary "An American Family." When it premiered on PBS in 1973, it was the first of its kind to show a real-life family dealing with problems including struggles divorce and sexual identity.

Robbins and Lane will play parents Bill and Pat Loud, respectively, and Gandolfini will portray documentary producer Craig Gilbert.

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are directing. Executive producers are Gavin Polone and Zanne Devine.

Tim Robbins, repped by UTA, is shooting "Green Lantern."

Gandolfini, repped by CAA, has several upcoming features including "Welcome to the Rileys," opposite Kristen Stewart; "The Last Kiddie Ride," with Famke Janssen; and "Mint Julep."