Olivia Thirlby is on an acting tear. The actress just wrapped the Judge Dredd reboot as well as The Darkest Hour, and she’s just signed on for a role in Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. The film, about the relationship between a father (Robert De Niro) and son (Paul Dano) that occurs while the son is employed as a caseworker in a Boston homeless shelter, will be a Focus Features production. Thirlby will play Dano’s love interest who gets him the job at the shelter.
The book is supposed to be terrific, so let’s hope that even though the film version is chock full of De Niro, Dano, homeless people, and of course, Boston, it doesn’t come out reeking of Oscar bait. (Deadline)