March 04, 2008 08:28:02 GMT
Young actress Emma Roberts and acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin have been reported to be joining the cast of Derick and Steven Martini's drama comedy.
The star of "Aquamarine" Emma Roberts and the acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin have come aboard a new dramedy project entitled "Lymelife". According to Variety, the two theps will be joined by Cynthia Nixon, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Jill Hennessy and Timothy Hutton in the Derick and Steven Martini's feature film project.
Though their characters in the film have yet to be known, Roberts and Baldwin will explore their acting skills in the coming-of-age film about the falling apart of two families due to problematic relationships, real estate problems and Lyme disease. On the choosing of Baldwin, Derrick revealed, "I didn't know him at the time, but when I wrote it, I had his voice in mind." Further, the director/screenwriter also explained that Baldwin has long been attached to the film as a producer stating, "He's hung in there through the ups and downs of funding."
17-year-old Roberts is famous for her role as Addie Singer in Nickelodeon's television series "Unfabulous". The daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of actress Julia Roberts has appeared in some feature films, including Warner Bros. Pictures' family film "Nancy Drew". Meanwhile, 49-year-old Baldwin, who is the eldest of the Baldwin brothers, has appeared in various movies, including "The Good Shepherd", "Running with Scissors" and "The Departed". He is currently involved in the hit television comedy series "30 Rock".