Oh wow! This is such fantastic news! We’re finally going to see Mary in a dramedy & the plot sounds great! Perfect opportunity for audiences to see Mary show the talent we know she truly has. 🙂 Here’s part of the announcement via Variety:
Super Crispy Entertainment is lining up an impressive cast for its latest project “Smashed,” as “The Thing” heroine Mary Elizabeth Winstead and “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul are in negotiations to topline the indie dramedy, while Octavia Spencer, the breakout star of “The Help,” and “Parks and Recreation” thesp Nick Offerman are in negotiations to co-star.
Loosely described as a modern day take on Blake Edwards’ 1962 drama “Days of Wine and Roses,” pic stars Winstead and Paul as a married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol. Their relationship is put to the test when the wife decides to get sober and attend AA meetings.
Spencer is in talks to play Winstead’s close friend and sponsor, while Offerman is in talks to play an assistant principal at the elementary school where the protag teaches.
Filming starts in November.
Congratulations, Mary! This is really exciting!