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‘Veep’s Matt Walsh Joins Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange In ‘Wild Oats’

By | Saturday June 21, 2014 @ 5:54pm PDT

‘Veep’s Matt Walsh Joins Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange In ‘Wild Oats’EXCLUSIVE: Matt Walsh will join Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore and Billy Connolly in Andy Tennant’s feature comedy Wild Oats which has been lensing in Spain over the past few weeks.  Wild Oats centers on a widow (MacLaine) who receives an unexpected windfall check because of a computer glitch and goes on the run from the law. Walsh will play a con man named Forbes, who partners with Connolly’s character.  The Weinstein Company is handling domestic while Sony will distribute abroad. Walsh, who is one of the co-founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, is having a busy year: On August 8, he takes on his first action lead role in Warner Bros./New Line’s Into the Storm as an obsessed tornado chaser.  Walsh is also starring in the Blumhouse thriller Miranda 6 Drive with Kevin Bacon and is currently putting the final touches on his second directorial comedy film A Better You starring Brian Huskey (who also co-wrote), Horatio Sanz, Joe Lo Truglio, Morgan Walsh, Mo Gaffney and Rob Huebel. This fall, he returns to production on the fourth season of HBO’s Veep as the deadpan press secretary Mike McLintock to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ commander-in-chief.  Walsh is repped by CAA, Principato Young and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
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Shirley MacLaine Joins ‘Wild Oats’

By | Wednesday June 11, 2014 @ 4:22pm PDT
Mike Fleming

maclShirley MacLaine is now set to join Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Judd Hirsch and Billy Connolly in Wild Oats, the Andy Tennant-directed comedy that just got underway in Spain. Blythe Frank is producing and Michael Mailer and Re’Shaun Frear are executive producer.

Written by Claudia Myers and Gary Knew, with revisions by Kenneth Lonergan, the film is about a widow (MacLaine) who receives an unexpected windfall check because of a computer glitch and goes on the run from the law, in a cross between The Bucket List and Thelma And Louise. The Weinstein Company is distributing domestically and Sony overseas. MacLaine was most recently seen in The Secret life Of Walter Mitty, Glee and Downton Abbey. She’s repped by ICM Partners.

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