See Robert Redford and Jane Fonda together in first footage from ‘Our Souls at Night’ An exclusive teaser for the Netflix romance ‘Our Souls at Night’ starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Netflix
More than 50 years after first sharing screen time in a movie, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are staging a Netflix reunion.
The two stars cuddle up in the debut footage from the romance Our Souls at Night, premiering on the streaming service and in select theaters Sept. 29. It’s the first time they’ve been seen together in a movie since 1979’s The Electric Horseman and their fourth pairing since they first starred in 1966 Marlon Brando thriller The Chase.
Based on Kent Haruf’s novel and adapted by The Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, Our Souls at Night stars Redford and Fonda as Colorado neighbors Louis Waters and Addie Moore. Both of their spouses died years ago and they’ve had little contact in their small town until Addie one day unexpectedly pays Louis a visit, seeking a connection that will inevitably change their status quo.
Directed by Ritesh Batra (The Sense of an Ending), the film also features Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage.
In addition to The Chase and The Electric Horseman, Redford and Fonda also starred as newlyweds in the 1967 romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park.
Says director Ritesh Batra, “Kent Haruf’s work has always had a special place in my heart for its honesty and specificity. I was honored to adapt his last novel to the screen, and to collaborate with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda to tell this story of ordinary people that so intensely specific and local, and that’s what makes it universal. We cast extensively locally, and the story gave us a chance to explore the specificities of Eastern Colorado – the landscape that drives these two characters together, the things they like to hear on the radio, and the timeless notion of pretend families. Working with the actors and the land to tell Haruf’s story of this cycle of love and loss that is life, just made me more certain that stuff of great literature exists nowhere.”