Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts to play mother and daughter in 'Three Generations'

The duo will be joined by Elle Fanning in the drama to be helmed by Gaby Dellal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Three Generations" will explore questions of identity and family ties, centering on the life of a New York teen, her mother and her grandmother. Elle Fanning, who recently played Princess Aurora in "Maleficent," will play the youngest of the three title characters, Ray, who has decided to transition from female to male.

Naomi Watts will play Ray's single mother, Maggie, who must come to terms with raising her only daughter as a son. Susan Sarandon will play Maggie's mother Dolly, a music manager who lives with her lesbian partner and has a hard time understanding her grandchild's decision.

Production is slated to begin in New York in early November.