(Relaxnews) – Actress Jennifer Garner (“Daredevil”, “The Dallas Buyers Club”) has been confirmed to star opposite Bryan Cranston in “Wakefield” drama, according to Variety.
Directed by Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Jane Austen Book Club”), “Wakefield” follows the story of a married lawyer (Cranston) who has a nervous breakdown and ends up hiding in his own attic for months on end without his family’s knowledge. Garner is set to play his wife.
Swicord also wrote the script, based on a short story by E.L. Doctorow – which itself is an adaptation of the original “Wakefield” story, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 19th century.
Garner is currently starring in “The Tribes of Palos Verdes”, based on the debut novel by Joy Nicholson, and will be next seen on screen in “Miracles from Heaven” and “Nine Lives”.