De Niro, Keaton in `Gently Down the Stream`

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 11:54 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actors Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton have been roped in to star in indie comedy `Gently Down the Stream`.

In the film directed by Justin Zackham, De Niro and Keaton will play a long-divorced couple who, for the sake of their adopted son`s wedding and his biological mother, pretend they are still married. They quickly learn that acting the part isn`t easy, especially when their past, present and future unravel for all to see.

"I`m excited to be able to continue what we started with on `The Bucket List` -- iconic actors in a funny, adult, character-driven story, albeit with a little more sex and bad behaviour on everyone`s part," variety.com quoted Zackham as saying.

"Working with Diane and De Niro again will be great," said Lerner. "Katherine and Amanda are young talented actors. It is good casting. Justin`s script is well-written and he is the right choice to direct. It is going to be warm-hearted funny film," Zackham added.

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