Robert Pattinson will star in a new Summit production, the romantic drama Remember Me, ScreenDaily.com reports.
Allen Coulter will direct the film that Summit chief Patrick Wachsberger described as this generation’s Love Story. A female lead is being cast. Rachel Getting Married writer Jenny Lumet has finished the latest draft of the screenplay.
The actress will play an American girl in Italy who discovers the legend of the love letters visitors leave in the wall of Juliet’s (Capulet of Romeo and Juliet) courtyard in Verona and which are individually answered by a group of women called the Secretaries of Juliet.
While at the wall, she discovers a letter written in 1958 which has never been picked up and goes on a quest to find the lovers in question.
Tim Sullivan wrote the screenplay from an original draft by Jose Rivera. Ellen Barkin, whose Applehead Productions originally brought the concept to Summit’s attention, is producing alongside Mark Canton, says Screen.
The rest of the casting is underway while Wachsberger told Screen the tone was in the vein of Four Weddings and a Funeral, but with “a lot of emotion.”
Summit will handle domestic distribution on both films and is selling them at Cannes.