Deadline is exclusively reporting that Nia Long is the latest name to join the cast of Overbrook Entertainment’s romantic drama Life In A Year.
The film is set to focus on Daryn, who falls for punkish girl Isabelle who has been diagnosed with cancer and has been given a year to live. He sets out to give her a full life in the little time they have left.
Nia Long (whose recent credits include Hand of God and Empire) will be playing the role of Catherine, the spouse of Terrence Howard’s no-nonsense patriarch and the supportive mother of Daryn.
European director Mitja Okorn is attached to direct the film, based on a script penned by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. Overbrook Entertainment will be producing the project along with Marc Bienstock. The rest of the cast includes Jaden Smith, Cara Delevingne and Stony Blyden.