Actors Alfred Molina and Michael Gambon have both signed on to the cast for Love Is Strange from director Ira Sachs and Parts and Labor productions.
Molina and Gambon will play a gay couple who, after 28 years together, are finally married. Joy is followed by despair however, as one loses his job at a local Catholic school. Forced to move out of their apartment, the couple have to find a new place to live and wind up living separately. One man moves in with his nephew, while the other moves in with two gay police officers.
Molina is known for many roles, including Frida, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Spiderman 2, Nothing Like the Holidays, and The Da Vinci Code.
Gambon was most notably Dumbledore, in all but the first two Harry Potter films following the death of Richard Harris. Though his list of credits is very long, Gambon’s most recent films include The King’s Speech, The Book of Eli, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Layer Cake.
Love Is Strange begins filming in New York this summer. The addition of Molina and Gambon was announced at this year’s Sundance Film Festival last week.