Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine to Star in 'The Last Word'

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Amanda Seyfried

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.