The story: “In He Loves Me, Calvin (Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.”
Annette Bening will play “Calvin’s mother, Gertrude, an artist who’s curious about Calvin’s new girlfriend, but worried about how much he hates her second husband, an eccentric hippie named Mort played by Antonio Banderas.” Elliott Gould is Dr. Rosenthal, Calvin’s psychiatrist. Chris Messina portrays Harry, “Calvin’s older brother and Steve Coogan is Langdon Tharp, successful novelist and self proclaimed esteemed literary God.”
Lila, Calvin’s ex-girlfriend, is played by Deborah Ann Woll.
Source: Fox Searchlight – July 12, 2011