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Terabithia’s Bailee Madison joins ‘Parental Guidance,’ alongside Billy Crystal and Bette Midler

September 5th, 2011 by Paul Martin

Bridge to Terabithia star Bailee Madison and Bette Midler are set to join Billy Crystal in the family comedy Us & Them Parental Guidance, which will be a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Walden Media.

Andy Fickman (You Again) is directing from a script by Crystal’s City Slickers scribes Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse wrote the original draft, while Crystal and Samantha Sprecher came up with the story.

Crystal stars as Artie Decker, a Fresno AAA baseball broadcaster who, along with his wife Diane (Midler), is forced to move in and look after his three grandchildren, one of whom will be played by Madison.

The film will explore ‘old school’ vs. ‘new school’ parenting as the grandparents struggle to cope with the kids’ modern ways.

-via Variety