Three join 'Barney's Version'

Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre in cast

Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and Rachelle Lefevre are playing Paul Giamatti's many wives in "Barney's Version," the adaptation of the Mordecai Richler novel being directed by Richard Lewis. Robert Lantos is producing via his Serendipity Point Films."Barney's" tells the story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti).

Lefevre will play Clara, Barney's first wife, a wild, troubled artist. Driver plays Barney's second wife, the annoyingly loquacious Mrs. "P." Miriam, Barney's third wife and true love, will be played by Pike.

Principal photography starts Aug. 17 in Rome. Dustin Hoffman also is in the cast, playing Barney's father.

Michael Konyves wrote the adaptation. Co-producing are Lyse Lafontaine, Domenico Procacci and Ari Lantos. Mark Musselman is executive producing.

Driver, repped by CAA and Untitled, recently wrapped shooting "Betty Anne Waters" with Hilary Swank.

Pike, repped by WME and Magnolia Entertainment, next appears in the Bruce Willis sci-fi actioner "The Surrogates," being released in the fall by Disney.

Lefevre is best known for her work in the "Twilight" movies, where she portrays the evil vampire Victoria. The Canadian actress is repped by APA and Edna Talent in Canada.