Date: 19th May 2004

Costner to play male Mrs Robinson

Kevin Costner is in talks to play the male equivalent of Mrs Robinson.

The comedy advances the storyline of '60s pic The Graduate, reports Variety.

Jennifer Aniston has already signed up to play the young woman seduced by Costner's character.

Shirley MacLaine will play her grandmother, the woman who inspired the character immortalized by Anne Bancroft.

The film is about a young woman who puts her marriage plans on the shelf so she can return home to Pasadena and unravel family secrets. She has discovered that The Graduate was probably based on her family, her grandmother was Mrs Robinson and she doesn't know her real father.

Ted Griffin wrote and will direct the as-yet-untitled pic. Section 8's Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney are producing with Paula Weinstein. Shooting starts in the summer.

Source: Press Release