Written by Nikki Baughan Saturday, 13 June 2009 13:45
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, writer/director Rebecca Miller's adaptation of her own novel, has already been causing waves on the screening circuit. And, with its impressive ensemble cast, including Robin Wright Penn (Beowulf), Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Winona Ryder (A Scanner Darkly), it should win over a large audience when it's released on July 10.
Wright Penn is Pippa Lee, whose almost-perfect life is shaken to its foundations when her much older husband (Arkin) decides they should leave their New York home for a retirement community. Things go from bad to worse when he has an affair with a much younger woman, and Pippa finds her calm exterior beginning to fall apart.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee also stars Keanu Reeves (The Day the Earth Stood Still), Maria Bello (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), Julianne Moore (Blindness), Monica Bellucci (Shoot 'Em Up) and Gossip Girl's Blake Lively as the young Pippa. You can catch a glimpse of some of them in the film's trailer...