David Duchovny is beginning to have a thing for dramas that begin with some sort of tragedy. He played the emotionally confused lover in Return to Me and has now decided to join up with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro to give tragedy another turn.
David Duchovny for Things We Lost in the Fire
According to THR, David Duchovny has been picked up to co-star with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in the Dreamworks drama Things We Lost in the Fire.
Penned by Allan Loeb, the story centers on a woman (Berry) whose husband (Duchovny) suddenly dies. The woman invites her husband's troubled best friend (Del Toro) to live with her family, and as the friend turns his life around, he helps the grief-stricken family confront their loss. Duchovny will appear in flashbacks.
Susanne Bier (Open Hearts) will direct.
Duchovny has a somewhat busy schedule coming his way with Fox Searchlight's comedy Trust the Man; The TV Set, opposite Sigourney Weaver; and The Secret.
The actor-writer-director has also acquired the life rights of Linda Brewer, who provided for her family by hosting passion parties and selling sex toys out of her car throughout the Bible Belt. Duchovny's wife, Tea Leoni, is attached to star as the Arkansas woman. Duchovny will produce the film for Touchstone Pictures and Beacon Pictures.