Zoe Saldana Joins ‘Infinitely Polar Bear,’ ‘The Words’
Vulture reports that Zoe Saldana is in negotiations to star opposite Mark Ruffalo in the J.J. Abrams–produced marital drama Infinitely Polar Bear, for which screenwriter Maya Forbes (Monsters vs. Aliens, The Larry Sanders Show) will make her directing debut. (Shooting is set to begin in September.) Think of the film as the dramatic version of Mr. Mom, albeit one on Abilify. Ruffalo plays a bipolar husband and father who goes off his medication, and then loses both his sanity and job while struggling to hold onto his marriage. Saldana would play his put-upon wife, who, after going back to work, ends up moving out of the house, leaving him with the kids.
Incidentally, in tracking this project we also heard rumblings that Saldana plans to go from Polar Bear straight to a Star Trek sequel in November, though we’re still getting mixed messages on whether Abrams will direct.
It’s also being reported that Saldana is confirmed for a role in the new star-studded Bradley Cooper film The Words. Details on her role in the film have not been revealed as of yet.