Annette Bening is in talks to star in independent drama He Loves Me.
Paul Dano is already on board to play a "once-great novelist whose creativity is blocked due to heartache and loneliness", and the Oscar-nominated actress is considering the role of his painter mother, reported Variety.
Paul's real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan wrote the screenplay and will play the love interest to Paul's character in the film, directed by Little Miss Sunshine filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
It is expected to start shooting in July.
Following on her award-winning turn in The Kids Are All Right, Annette - who was honoured by the Women In Film group - has roles in The Third Act and Hemingway And Fuentes.