Image Credit: David Gabber/PR PhotosShrewd move by Jane Fonda, who’s made only two films since returning to acting in 2005. She’s signed to play a hippie grandmother in director Bruce Beresford’s Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not only does Fonda know a tad about the Woodstock era that would’ve produced such a character, but her onscreen daughter, a conservative lawyer, will be played by Catherine Keener. As you may or may not know, working with Keener in anything is No. 3 on my ever-helpful list of How to be a Smart and Successful Actor in Hollywood (right behind No. 2, Ignore the tiny inscription on your Oscar award that says you must accept the first high-paying role that anyone offers you; and No. 1, Never make a movie with a talking duck). Keener is an indie goddess whose eye for quality makes her one of the most revered and interesting actresses in the industry. She can play loopy (The 40 Year-Old Virgin), serene (Capote), icy (Being John Malkovich), motherly (Into the Wild) or terrifying (Showtime’s An American Crime). She makes everything she’s in and everyone around her better.
What? So I adore Catherine Keener. Who doesn’t? (Remember these tragically funny, NSFW scenes from Lovely & Amazing?) Do you have a favorite Keener film or moment, and are you anticipating Peace, Love and Misunderstanding?