Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried Drama 'The Last Word' Acquired by Bleecker Street in U.S.

Shirley Maclaine amanda seyfried Split - H 2015
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Shirley Maclaine amanda seyfried Split - H 2015

The film will be directed by Mark Pellington.

Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Last Word, a dramedy staring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

In the film, written by Stuart Fink, Maclaine plays a retired, controlling businesswoman who writes her own obituary to ensure her life story is told the way she wants it, while Seyfried portrays a young writer at the local newspaper.

"When I read Stuart’s funny and touching script, I instantly saw Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried in the roles of these two amazing women," said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. "I’m excited to see Mark Pellington bring this story of reflection, personal legacy and self-truth to life."

The film will be directed by Mark Pellington, with Anne-Marie MacKay, Kirk D’Amico and Pellington acting as producers. Aaron Magnani will serve as executive producer.

"We’re thrilled to have Bleecker Street on board to bring this film to theaters across the U.S. They do a great job of bringing sophisticated and fun films like this to audiences," remarked D’Amico

The deal was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the production.