Marisa Tomei And Sam Rockwell To Front Comedy Why Now
While his latest comedy effort, Seven Psychopaths, collects plenty of praise at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sam Rockwell is gearing up for his next role, opposite Marisa Tomei in the low-budget laffer Why Now. Last summer, the Oscar-winning actress reminded audiences what a sharp sense of humor she has, deftly playing a oversexed schoolteacher in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's wild ensemble comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. But while she's stolen scenes in funny flicks from Slums of Beverly Hills to What Women Want and Cyrus, she hasn't fronted a comedy since Happy Accidents in 2000. But paired with the ever-incredible Rockwell, the talented actress who has proved a solid match to John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Joe Pesci seems sure to deliver a cutting and satisfyingly funny performance.
Screen Daily offers a few details on the project; sadly none of them include a plotline. We do know Why Now will be helmed by actors turned writer-directors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin, who've written roles for themselves within the feature. Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) has also signed on to the indie comedy, which is slated to shoot this November in upstate New York. And when I say low-budget, no joke Why Now has a reported budget of around $500,000, suggesting Tomei and Rockwell were intrigued by the material rather than a hefty payday.
But before Why Now rolls into production, Rockwell and Tomei will being doing press rounds at TIFF to promote Seven Psychopaths and the politically charged thriller Inescapable respectively. So, now that the cat's out of the bag on this pic, hopefully they'll dish some more details.
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