"I wrote the script just after 'Crazy Heart,' but with that one, it really comes down to casting," he says. "When you're casting a family, all the elements have to come together perfectly and delicately. I'm in the process of talking to a number of actors and actresses."
A premature report last August announced Kristen Stewart as attached to the film in the role of Peyton, but Cooper says there was no truth to it. He'd like to first cast the role of Milton and move on from there.