De Niro knows Everybody's Fine

As do Kate Beckinsale and Drew Barrymore...

Along with Asia, Italy and France tend to be big sources of films for US studios to remake. The latest based-on-Italy’s-output offering is Everybody’s Fine, which Kirk Jones has adapted from Stanno Tutti Bene, and is about to start directing.

Robert De Niro has nabbed the lead as a lonely widower who begins to realise that his kids are the only connection to his late wife. So he toddles off on a road trip to look them all up, only to find that – surprise! – everybody’s not fine. Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale are among his spawn, along with Sam Rockwell.

Variety’s buying the maps .