Jennifer Connelly is in final negotiations to star opposite KateWinslet in the New Line Cinema drama Little Children, which Todd Field will direct.

The story centres on a dull suburban world where parentsgroom their children for Ivy League colleges and alleviate their boredomthrough affairs and internet porn.

Things take a turn for the worse when two stay-at-home parents - aformer sportsman and a women's studios graduate - have an affair that rocks thecommunity.

Field, whose firstfilm In The Bedroomwas nominated for a best picture Academy Award, co-wrote the screenplay with LittleChildren author TomPerrotta, who also wrote Election. Field, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce.