Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen are in final negotiations to join Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures, which will start shooting in January 2013. The US-set film will potentially shoot in Rhode Island.
“It’s set in a high school, an art teacher arrives – she was an up and coming artist who has arthritis preventing her doing what she wants to do — and an English teacher who has lost his mojo,” Schepisi tells Screen. “So for different reasons they are in a tough place, they fire off one another. They start a competition that they engage the students in, about what’s worth more, words or pictures? It’s very good.” California-based Gerald Di Pago wrote the script.