ROSAMUND PIKE, MINNIE DRIVER AND RACHELLE LEFEVRE TO CO-STAR WITH PAUL GIAMATTI AND DUSTIN HOFFMAN IN BARNEY’S VERSION

July 10, 2009,   Producer Robert Lantos announced today that Academy Award Nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Ella Enchanted),  Genie nominated Rosamund Pike  (Fugitive Pieces, Pride and Prejudice) and Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre will join Academy Award Winner Dustin Hoffman and Academy Award Nominee  Paul Giamatti in Barney’s Version, directed by Richard Lewis.  Screenplay is by Michael Konyves based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.   Principal photography starts in Rome on August 17th.

Rachelle Lefevre plays Clara, Barney’s first wife, a wild and troubled artist.  Minnie Driver plays Barney’s second wife the annoyingly loquacious Mrs. “P”.  Miriam, Barney’s third wife and true love is played by Rosamund Pike.

Poised between laughter and tears, Barney’s Version is the picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Barney’s Version is produced by Robert Lantos, directed by Richard Lewis from a screenplay written by Michael Konyves based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Co-producers are Lyse Lafontaine, Domenico Procacci and Ari Lantos.  Mark Musselman is executive producer.