Nick Cassavetes is co-writing and in talks to direct Couture, a contemporary drama set in the world of high fashion. He’s penning the script alongside Sean Glover, who is also producing.
The film will follow an iconic fashion designer whose empire must take a back seat to her daughter’s mental illness. The film will reportedly highlight the toll schizophrenia takes on teenagers and loved ones.
Aloe Entertainment will produce, having just had their drama Worth with Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci drop on Netflix last week. The company also has Bruised, directed by and starring Halle Berry, lined up for later this year.
“For quite some time now we have been speaking with psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health advocacy groups on ways we can give a voice to some of the challenges people in the mental health community face that sometimes not even their family members are aware of,” Glover said.
“We decided to make a film that takes a genuine look at what it is like living with a mental illness and I couldn’t be more thrilled Nick is leading the ship of bringing this story to life.”
Nick is the son of legendary director John Cassavetes, who directed seminal films such as A Woman Under The Influence, Faces, and Love Streams.
Nick is best known for directing The Notebook, John Q., and My Sister’s Keeper, but he’s also an actor who will appear in upcoming comedy Queenpins and neo-noir western Prisoners Of The Ghostland.
He just wrapped production on another directing gig – action-thriller God Is A Bullet, which stars Maika Monroe, Jamie Foxx, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, January Jones and Andrew Dice Clay. The film doesn’t currently have a release date, but is expected to arrive sometime in 2022.