Annette Bening to Play Kristen Wiig's Mom in 'Imogene'

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Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are directing the project, which begins filming in August

Annette Bening is joining the cast of Kristen Wiig’s passion project Imogene, which is being directed by the American Splendor team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

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In the film, written Michelle Morgan, Wiig will play a New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother, the role that Bening is taking on, a spokesman for the production said.

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Anonymous Content’s Alix Madigan and Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler will produce, with Anonymous’ Steve Golin serving as exec producer along with Wiig and Morgan.

Production is scheduled to begin Aug. 8 in New York City.

Bening, repped by CAA, last starred in The Kids Are All Right and will next be seen in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie FarisHe Loves Me.