Alec Baldwin will join Cameron Diaz, Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning in My Sister’s Keeper, the Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel for New Line.
Mark Johnson is producing. Jeremy Leven wrote the script; production begins in February.
Baldwin will play the attorney who represents a child (Elle Fanning) after she sues her parents for emancipation on the grounds they bred her to be a genetic match who could prolong the life of her cancer-ridden sister (Dakota Fanning). The girl’s mother (Diaz) is a former trial lawyer and represents herself in court.
While his NBC series 30 Rock halted shooting because of the writers strike, Baldwin had a contractual right to schedule a movie anyway. He will also voice a character in Madagascar 2.