Connie Britton Sets First Post-'Nashville' Movie Role (Exclusive)
The actress joins Ben Mendelsohn in 'Land of Steady Habits,' based on the debut novel from Ted Thompson.
Connie Britton, fresh off her departure from CMT’s Nashville, has nabbed a leading role in Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, The Land of Steady Habits.
Britton joins Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco and Thomas Mann in Netflix’s ensemble comedic drama that adapts the Ted Thompson novel.
Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing via their Likely Story banner. Holofcener wrote the script and is directing.
The 2015 tome centers on a man (Mendelsohn) in his fifties who, just when he seems to have it all, implodes in the middle of affluent Connecticut life. He leaves his wife, buys a condo and waits for freedom. But when he realizes he made a gross error in judgment, he embarks on a clumsy journey to redeem his personal and professional missteps.
Britton will play a divorcee who develops a connection with Mendelsohn’s character, first meeting him in a strip club.
A March shoot set around New York is being eyed.
Britton is a four-time Emmy nominee, including one for Nashville, which is currently in its fifth season. She appeared in Miguel Arteta’s comedy Beatriz at Dinner, which premiered at Sundance. The Friday Night Lights alum was (spoiler alert) killed off of ABC-turned-CMT country music drama Nashville during Thursday's episode. She'll return for two more episodes in the show's first half of the season before exiting completely. In an exit interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Britton said she was eyeing a few indie films in her post-Nashville plans.
Among her recent film credits are American Ultra, with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, and Me & Earl & the Dying Girl with Olivia Cooke.
Britton is repped by WME, Untitled and Hansen Jacobson.
Lesley Goldberg contributed to this report.