“Armageddon Time”: Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland & Anne Hathaway Join Cast

Robert De Niro. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9625009a)

The period drama Armageddon Time has added Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Donald Sutherland, and Anne Hathaway to the cast.

In May, Variety reported that Cate Blanchett would be starring in the film and that James Gray would be directing. Armageddon Time is a coming-of-age story that looks at friendship and loyalty during the Ronald Reagan era. The film is based off of Gray’s childhood memories.

“I’m anxious to make something that is very much about people, about human emotions and interactions between people, and I want it to be filled with warmth and tenderness. In some sense, yes it’s about my childhood, but an illustration of familial love really on every level. I’m of the belief that most people do their best and that they try their best under difficult circumstances and in some sense that’s a beautiful thing and very moving to me,” Gray said when describing the film to Deadline.

This won’t be De Niro and Hathaway’s first time working together, they starred in the 2015 comedy The Intern. De Niro is working with Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s next movie, Killers of the Flower Moon and Hathaway currently stars in Warner Bros’ The Witches.