Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are finally getting their wish. Both are teaming up to star in DreamWorks’ Revolutionary Road.
Sam Mendes will direct the movie, based on the acclaimed 1961 novel by Richard Yates about post-war disillusionment. John N. Hart, Scott Rudin, Bobby Cohen and Mendes, who’s married to Winslet, will produce in association with BBC Films.
Yates’ heart-rending and bleak book, celebrated for its storytelling style, follows a seemingly happy suburban couple with two children in the mid-1950s who find themselves caught between their true desires and the pressure to conform — with explosive consequences.
Mendes begins filming this summer from an adapted screenplay by writer Justin Haythe. Paramount Pictures has worldwide rights.