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De Niro, Keaton, Heigl and Seyfried To Row 'Gently Down The Stream'

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May 12, 2011 | 11:50am EDT

Robert De NiroToday in family-dramas-that-reek-of-cliche-endings-but-actually-might-be-kind-of-good news, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried have all signed on for Gently Down The Stream, an upcoming indie comedy to be written and directed by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List). The picture will center De Niro and Keaton as a long-divorced couple who pretend they're still married for their adopted son's wedding, but then apparently realize that, oh yeah, they are divorced and it's pretty hard to pretend to like your ex.

Zackham spoke of his excitement for the film, saying he wants to "continue what we started with on The Bucket List -- iconic actors in a funny, adult, character-driven story, albeit with a little more sex and bad behavior on everyone's part."

Since he mentioned The Bucket List, we might as well go ahead and say that The Bucket List is the exact reason why this film doesn't sound like a very good idea (hint: because it sucks) and "continuing" that, well, just seems downright insane. But then again, this is the same man who created FX's brilliant boxing drama Lights Out (R.I.P.), so maybe he actually does know what he's doing. Regardless, this movie has Katherine Heigl in it, so let's just go ahead and link to "her" picture and laugh.

Source: Variety

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