Monday, October 27, 2008

Renee Zellweger plays wheelchair user in new film

The Daily Mail in the UK reports that Renee Zellweger and Forrest Whitaker (pictured) are currently filming "My Own Love Song," in which she plays a former singer who is a wheelchair user.

The Movie Planet blog reports that the Oscar-winning Zellweger joined the cast in September after Sharon Stone left the project.

The Daily Mail says:

Renee plays Jane, a wheelchair bound singer, in new film My Own Love Song, who befriends character Joey (Whitaker).

The independent drama is being filmed by writer/director Oliver Dahan of La Vie En Rose fame. The story centres on a road trip to Memphis undertaken by a wheelchair-bound former singer, Renee, and her friend Joey, played by Whitaker.

Both have faced tragedy in their lives, and during their journey their friendship grows with each becoming the other's main source of support.

Filming is taking place in Kansas and New Orleans.