The Wrap is reporting Alan Arkin has signed on to Buttercup.
Oscar winner Alan Arkin is set to star opposite Jennifer Aniston in the dark indie “Buttercup,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) directs the dramedy from a script by Alice O’Neil.
Arkin will play a grossly irresponsible father who, in the wake of his wife’s death, decides to get his life back on track with the help of his slightly neurotic daughter (Aniston).
No official word as yet.
Alan last worked with Jen in Marly and Me.
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Alda will first board Universal’s Judd Apatow comedy “Wanderlust,” then becomes the first to join Ben Stiller in “Tower Heist,” which Brett Ratner is directing.
In “Wanderlust,” which follows a married couple played by Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd trying to escape modern society by moving out of New York, Alda will play the head of a naturist village.