Theodore Shapiro has signed on to score next year’s drama Great Hope Springs. The movie starring Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones centers on a middle-aged couple who attend an intense counseling weekend to examine the intimacy issues threatening their marriage. The film is directed by David Frankel who has worked with Shapiro several times before. Their previous collaborations include The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me and the upcoming dramedy The Big Year. Great Hope Springs is produced by Todd Black (The Pursuit of Happyness, Knowing) and Guymon Casady (The Expendables). Vanessa Taylor (Alias, Everwood) wrote the project’s script. Sony Pictures will release the film in the US. No release date has been announced yet.

Among Shapiro’s other upcoming projects are Jay Roach’s HBO drama Game Change and the animated feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits.