The Cassavetes name is synonymous with taking one for the team, and then taking on a project for one’s own self. Over the past decade and a half, Nick Cassavetes has been taking plenty for the team with admirable directing gigs such as The Notebook, Alpha Dog and numerous acting jobs but nothing has come close to a personal vision since the quirky, 1997 addiction drama She’s So Lovely, which arguably remains his best work to date. Yellow, a project noted back in January, appears to be Cassavetes’ renewal with the indie form. Filming begins in L.A. next month, and sweet Oklahoma in mid-October. Joe Q. Bretz is producing.
Co-written by Cassavetes’s actress wife Heather Wahlquist (she has starred in all of his films since John Q) and Cassavetes himself, this is about “a young woman whose drug habit isn’t the worst of her problems.” Expect a more detailed synopsis to be released once casting announcements are made in the following days/weeks.