Making an on-screen collaboration for the first time, Christian Slater and Elle Fanning have both given agreement to star in "Gideon's Gift", a film adaptation of Karen Kingsbury's novel of the same name from her Red Glove series.
Slated to start the production early February in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the project sees Slater portray Big Earl Gibson who abandons his belief in God after losing both his wife and daughter. An eight-year-old leukemia patient named Gideon Mercer, played by Fanning, is determined to reach out to him, but the man seems to just as determined to rebuff her instead.
Slater, a native of New York, has acted in more than 50 projects of either small or big screen since his foray into acting field in early 1980s, including in "Broken Arrow", "Windtalkers", and "Mindhunters." As for Fanning, the child actress currently can be seen in theaters playing as Brad Pitt's daughter in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's multi-narrative drama "Babel."