The Hollywood Reporter shares the news of Jennifer’s new project The Tribes of Palos Verdes.
Jennifer Garner has signed on to star in The Tribes of Palos Verdes, the adaptation of Joy Nicholson’s young adult novel that’s just been set up at Relativity.
Garner is attached to the project, while two buzzy rising stars, Maika Monroe (The Guest, Labor Day) and Tye Sheridan (Joe, Mud), are in final negotiations to star.
D.J. Caruso (I Am Number Four) is directing the film, which is set in the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, Calif. The story, based on Nicholson’s 1998 debut novel, centers on two teenagers, Medina (Monroe) and Jim (Sheridan), who move to the beach town from Michigan with their parents. Their mother (Garner) teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown while their father becomes a surgeon to the stars. Medina turns to surfing to escape her troubled home life.
Karen Croner (Admission, One True Thing) wrote the screenplay for the film, which is slated to go into production in February 2015. Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will oversee the film on behalf of Relativity. While details are still being worked out, it’s likely that the project could be for Relativity’s new specialty division, R2 (R squared). As The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported, Relativity is launching a new division in hopes of becoming a more prominent awards season contender.
Garner’s recent work includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Men, Women & Children; and Dallas Buyers Club. She’s also wrapped work on Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins opposite Al Pacino. She’s repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer.
Monroe’s notable recent work includes action-horror film The Guest opposite Dan Stevens, horror pic It Follows and Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. She’s also nabbed a pivotal role in the YA adaptation The Fifth Wave, which is currently shooting. She’s repped by WME, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
Sheridan has been dishing out a slew of memorable performances after his breakout role in The Tree of Life. He starred in Mud opposite Matthew McConaughey and Joe opposite Nicolas Cage. He’ll next be seen in Scouts vs. Zombies, Dark Places and The Stanford Prison Experiment, which will premiere at Sundance. He’s repped by WME, Mosaic and Stone Meyer.
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I have added new stills of Jennifer in her film The Dallas Buyers Club.
I am really enjoying working on the gallery … now we have HQ captures from Jen’s new film Draft Day that was recently released on DVD & BluRay.
Jennifer Garner Online > FILMS > 2014 | Draft Day
I decided it was time to do some work on the gallery and gradually start adding some of the missing pictures. Today I have added over 2000 caps from the film 13 Going on 30 and the special features from the dvd.
Jennifer Garner Online > FILMS > 2004 | 13 Going On 30
At the Illumination Gala Jennifer spoke with People about why she had her girls start taking karate at a young age. And how the work she does for Save the Children is so important to her.
Sydney Bristow would be proud: Jennifer Garner‘s girls are learning to master martial arts.
The actress, 42, wants her daughters to embrace their “femininity” by playing with baby dolls and knowing how to bake.
However, she also wants Violet, 9 next month, and Seraphina, 5½, “to be able to kick a guy’s ass,” she told reporters on the red carpet at the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala.
“That’s why they’ve been taking karate since they were little!”
But book smarts are equally important to Garner. “I want my girls to love math and I want them to think that being a scientist is the coolest job on the planet,” she said at the event, which honored her husband, Ben Affleck.
According to the actor, Garner, who is on the board of trustees of Save the Children and who hosted the gala, is a great role model for their daughters.
“I think they understand what my wife understands full well, which is that it’s important to be strong and present and powerful and accept nothing less than a man would and in fact, ask for more,” Affleck, 42, says.
“That’s part of what I admire about my wife and I know through her example that my children will absorb that.”
While her children — including son Samuel, 2½ – wish she could stay home with them all the time, Garner says, “I want my kids to know that if working is important to me, and working for Save the Children is important to me, then that’s valid and that as much as I love them, I’m my own person too.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
As Ben Affleck was honored by Save the Children in New York, he and wife Jennifer Garner spoke about how they balance their careers, family life and charity work. (Nov. 20)
Save the Children is an organization close to Jennifer’s heart and last night she and Ben attended their Illumination Gala where Jennifer was the hostess and Ben was recognized by the organization for his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative. Jennifer looked beautiful in a black dress designed by Calvin Klein.
Thanks to Gabby for a ton of the pics that are now in the gallery from the event!