FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS (Japanese title: パパが遺した物語) is an upcoming drama film directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), based on the 2012 Black List script by Brad Desch about a love story between a father and daughter who live in Manhattan 25 years apart. The film stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Bruce Greenwood, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Kylie Rogers.
Jake Davis (Crowe), a Pulitzer-winning novelist, finds himself fighting against the world when a fatal car accident leaves him to raise his 5-year-old daughter, Katie (Rogers), all on his own. Overcome with guilt from the loss of his wife, he struggles with the daily routine of raising a child compounded by his overbearing relatives intent on taking her away from him. As the narrative weaves back and forth between the 1980s, and present day, we come to learn how 30-year-old Katie (Seyfried) battles the demons that stemmed from her troubled childhood and simultaneously watch how Jake fights to hold on to the thing he loves most - his daughter, at the cost of his fortune, sanity, and ultimately even his own life.
- via Japan’s GAGA