Parker does stint in 'Solitary'


Michael Douglas is getting a new lover: Mary-Louise Parker. The "Weeds" star will begin a May-December romance in "Solitary," the tale of an ex-auto dealership owner whose career and marriage have collapsed because of his less-than-ethical behavior. Parker will play Jordan, a high-powered society girlfriend of Douglas' character, Ben.

Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito and Jenna Fischer are co-starring in the Millennium Films feature. Brian Koppelman and David Levien will direct from Koppelman's script.

Paul Schiff and Steven Soderbergh are producing alongside executive producers Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Moshe Diamant and Joe Gatta.

The shoot, set to begin next month in New York, will be a perfect fit for the WMA-repped Parker. She's gearing up to play Hedda Gabler in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new take on Henrik Ibsen's classic play. Following the January-March run, Parker will return to her hit Showtime series. (partialdiff)