He Loves Me Begins Shooting

Deborah Ann Woll at the True Blood Season 3 Premiere
Deborah Ann Woll at the True Blood Season 3 Premiere - © Richard Chavez
Fox Searchlight announced filming is currently underway on He Loves Me, a romantic comedy directed by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (the Little Miss Sunshine filmmakers). The rom com stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliot Gould, Chris Messina and Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood‘s gorgeous vamp, Jessica). Actress Kazan also wrote the original screenplay (her first). Robert Graf is producing.
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