Shirley MacLaine And Christina Ricci Going On A Roadtrip

By Katey Rich 2010-05-13 13:05:54discussion comments
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Did you ever watch Thelma & Louise and wish that pair of fugitives included a spunky elderly woman? Well, Hollywood has answered your prayers. Variety reports that Shirley MacLaine and Christina Ricci will play a fugitive grandmother-granddaughter pair in Wild Oats, a movie that will either be silly fun or unbearable-- there really is no in-between.

Maria Bello has also signed on, and John Corbett and Bill Pullman are considering roles as well, but MacLaine and Ricci are apparently the main attractions. The adventure starts when MacLaine receives a Social Security check mistakenly made out for $900,000 instead of $900, and like any good senior citizen, she opts to take that money to Vegas. Scott Marshall, whose name is so common on IMDB that it's hard to figure out what he might have done before, will be directing.

MacLaine and Ricci are both actresses who can make truly awful decisions with their roles, but when they're good, they're about as lovable as it gets. Even if there's no reason whatsoever to expect much out of what sounds like a pretty tired spin on a tired genre, it might be fun just to see the two of them bounce off each other.
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