Amagansett actor Alec Baldwin will be joining Demi Moore in a new indie drama, Blind, directed by Michael Mailer. The film, slated for a 2016 release puts Baldwin and Moore in front of a camera together for the first time since they costarred in director Brian Gibson‘s 1996 thriller The Juror.
Blind is Mailer’s directorial debut, though he has a lengthy resume as a producer for films including The Ledge (2011) and Blood and Bone (2009), and he is also co-producing with Jennifer Gelfer, Pamela Thur and Diane Fisher—who wrote the story on which the John Mailer-penned script is based. Baldwin is an executive producer with Mallory Schwartz, his assistant on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and producer of his web series Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride.
Also starring Renée Willett (Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!) and Dylan McDermott (Stalker, American Horror Story), according to Deadline.com, the film tells the story of a novelist (Baldwin) who was blinded in a car crash that also killed his wife. Several years after the accident, the now blind writer rediscovers his love of life and passion for writing when he begins an affair with Moore’s character, the neglected wife of an indicted businessman (McDermott).
“Blind has been a long gestating project,” Mailer told Deadline. “But to have the superb cast that I have, my brother as the writer, and a very talented group of producers surrounding me, I can say with true conviction, it was worth the wait.”
Baldwin will next appear with Will Smith in Concussion—a thriller based on the “incredible true David vs. Goliath story” of forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered the first case of the football-related brain trauma CTE. Baldwin plays founding member of the Brain Injury Research Institute Dr. Julian Bailes in the film, due for release on December 25 of this year. He is also starring as CIA- and FBI-connected businessman Robert Aime Maheu in Warren Beatty’s currently untitled film about Howard Hughes. It will be Baldwin’s second foray into the life of Hughes, after his role as airline entrepreneur Juan Trippe in Martin Scorsese‘s 2004 biopic, The Aviator.