Newswire: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda might reunite in a Netflix original movie
Its reputation for prestige television established, Netflix is investing even more attention to its original films division. The streaming platform debuted its Idris Elba vehicle Beasts Of No Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Brad Pitt’s War Machine and Adam Sandler’s four-film bonanza yet to come. Now, according to Deadline, the platform is looking to produce a septuagenarian romance that would reunite Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
Netflix is “in discussions” to produce an adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel Our Souls At Night, with Redford and Fonda as widowed neighbors in small-town Colorado who decide to platonically spend nights in the same bed to help stave off loneliness. Deadline reports the film will have a Bridges Of Madison County vibe, so tell your mom to grab some tissues before she watches it.
Redford and Fonda previously co-starred as temperamental newlyweds in 1967’s Barefoot In …