The Weeds veteran is heading back to Broadway this fall. Mary-Louise Parker will star as Elizabeth Gaesling, the newly widowed matriarch of a family that gathers at their home in upstate New York for a hunting party, in Sharr White’s WWI family drama The Snow Geese. MTC and MCC Theater’s world premiere co-production opens October 24 for a limited 11-week engagement at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where Parker earned a Tony nomination for her turn in 2004′s Reckless. The last time Parker and director Daniel Sullivan collaborated on Broadway, both nabbed Tonys for their 2000 production of David Auburn’s Proof. On the big screen, Parker next appears in two summer actioners facing off July 19: Universal’s R.I.P.D. and Summit’s RED 2. She is repped by WME.
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At today’s TCA panel on Weeds, creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan and cast members (Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon and Justin Kirk) were unwilling to reveal any details about how the show’s final season will unfold.
Kohan did say there’s an advantage to knowing this is the show’s final season: “We knew it would be the end just before the season started,” she said. “I was very sad about that, it’s been great. It’s hard to let go of a good thing.”
Added Kohan, “Once we got the news, I thought, oh shit, so many times we’ve written our (season) ending not knowing what is coming next.” This time, she said the finale will not end with a cliffhanger and that “ultimately, it’s a show about family.”
Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames and James Woods have joined the cast of Jamesy Boy, the feature debut of director/co-writer Trevor White. Filming is set to begin March 4 in Baltimore on the pic, which tells the story of a young man who goes from suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, James fosters an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer
Summit Entertainment joins the phalanx of studios bringing film footage and star casts to the geek altar that is Comic-Con. Summit, which for the past two years has brought its Twilight Saga cast to the event, this time herds the cast …
Richard Dreyfuss has joined Showtime’s Weeds as a recurring. In at least 4 episodes of the dark comedy’s upcoming 6th season, he will play what the network describes as “an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin’s past.” Season 6 of Weeds, which …
Summit Entertainment has just released its new trailer for Red, the Robert Schwentke-directed film that stars Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich and opens October 15th: