One of the great things about Netflix is the risks the company is willing to take in order to create interesting content. Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation and Brad Pitt’s War Machine show the quality products on the company’s horizon (we’ll ignore the Adam Sandler contract) and now Our Souls At Night can be added to that list.
The film, based on a novel by Kent Haruf, will reunite Robert Redford and Jane Fonda for the third time following 1967’s Barefoot in the Park and 1979’s The Electric Horseman.
According to Deadline:
The Colorado-set novel begins as Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’ve known each other for decades and were friends with their late spouses. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a romantic connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have. I’m told the vision of the movie is similar in spirit to the Clint Eastwood-Meryl Streep-starrer Bridges of Madison County.
Redford, who is currently on the big screen in A Walk In The Woods will next be seen on the Dan Rather drama Truth, while Fonda can currently be seen in Netflix’s rather great comedy, Grace and Frankie.