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Duchovny, Moore faking it for family drama

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - David Duchovny, Demi Moore and Amber Heard will form the perfect family in “The Joneses,” a social commentary with comedic elements.

The story centers on a picture-perfect family that moves into a new suburban neighborhood and immediately becomes the toast of the town, loved and envied by all. But the reality is they are a commissioned fake family put together by a marketing company as a way to introduce new luxury-level products to neighborhoods around the world.

Duchovny plays the fake father, a man undergoing a crisis of confidence due to his living a lie. In real life, the star of Showtime’s “Californication” entered a rehab center a few weeks ago to deal with sex addiction.

Moore is the mother, a career-driven woman who struggles with her growing feelings towards her fake husband. Heard plays the fake daughter who is trying to seduce her fake dad while looking for a rich man.

The project is eyeing a mid-October start in Atlanta. It marks the feature directing debut of Derrick Borte, who wrote the script.

Moore recently wrapped the action noir movie “Bunraku” and the ensemble drama “Happy Tears.” Heard was recently seen in “Pineapple Express” and will next be seen in the film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel “The Informers.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter