Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine to Star in 'The Last Word'
The comedic drama will be directed by Mark Pellington.
Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried are teaming up to star in The Last Word, a comedic drama that will be directed by Mark Pellington.
Myriad, who is financing, will begin sales on the film at the Toronto Film Festival.
MacLaine will play a controlling woman who wants to pre-write her obituary and is teamed up with a young writer at a local paper. The writer, however, wants to find out the real story and the reluctant partners begin a journey that will reawaken the older woman’s passion for life.
Producing are Pellington, Anne-Marie MacKay of Wondros and Myriad's Kirk D'Amico. Aaron Magnani is executive producing.
"This is a funny, heartwarming and emotionally tender tale of life," said Pellington. "It explores the true source of power for independent women, and is a riotous, life-affirming film about the lessons learned through time and the generational gifts that are bestowed.”
Seyfried was last seen in Ted 2 and next appears in Pan with Hugh Jackman.
MacLaine recently appeared on episodes of Glee.