Michael Keaton is jumping behind the camera to direct Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin in the family drama Buttercup. Keaton, who recently joined the RoboCop reboot, made his directing debut with 2008's The Merry Gentleman.
Buttercup centers on an aging and grossly irresponsible father trying to pull his life back together with the help of his slight neurotic daughter following his wife's death.
Keaton has been pretty quiet over the past few years, as far as movie work goes. He's stuck mainly to cameo appearances in TV shows and minor roles in films like The Other Guys along with voicing Ken in Toy Story 3.
Aniston is enjoying somewhat of a career re-birth with roles in critic and audience hits Horrible Bosses and Wanderlust. And then there's Arkin, who in his Golden Years, continues his string of lauded performances. He can be seen next in Ben Affleck's Argo.
Keaton, Aniston, Arkin. Do you like this combination? Does Buttercup sound like it's going to be the slow character study that Merry Gentleman was?