Dear goodness me oh my goodness, this here news is a lot for yours truly to take in at once -- three of my favorite actresses are teaming up for one movie! Diane Keaton, Kate Winslet, and Mia Wasikowska are making a film called Blackbird for the director of last year's not-terrible My Cousin Rachel remake. This too is a remake, although of a more modern film - it's a remake of the 2014 Danish-language Silent Heart, which was about a terminally ill mother who brings her family home for a weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet & Wasikowska will play Keaton's daughters - I had to look this up but the age difference between those two is slimmer than I thought; they're 14 years apart. Kate's been around so long I figured it'd be more; I forgot how young she was when she got started.
Anyway I never saw Silent Heart - did any of you? It's actually available on Amazon Prime to stream right now. It seems like this story could veer in a couple of directions - I hope it goes the less schmaltzy route and gives these great actresses some serious stuff to work with, because they're all tremendously capable of such acting feats. I'm hoping it's closer to Cries & Whispers than it is to Stepmom, basically. Bergman not hairbrushes!