Saturday, May 18, 2024

Kevin Spacey Exec Producing “Assisted Living” with Debra Winger and Macy Gray


Debra Winger is not old enough for actual ‘assisted living’ but I am glad she’s agreed to be in any movie! I can tell you her new project is called “Assisted Living,” and her co-stars are the very talented Aidan Quinn, and, strangely enough, the great pop singer Macy Gray. (I hope she sings in the movie!)

Kevin Spacey is executive producer. Why, you ask? The director is Dianne Dreyer, long referred to in press reports as his ‘girl friend.’ She’s also, professionally, been a script supervisor on dozens of films including, most recently, Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes movie (for which we are waiting with baited breath). I met her years ago during the “American Beauty” period, and she was smart, smart, smart. Her bio says she’s also from Lynbrook, Long Island, so I like her even more!

“Assisted Living” is written by first timer Audra Gorman and produced by Ben Cox. I’m told it has something to do with the postal service. In that case I would call it “Going Postal.”

PS Debra Winger is very picky about her roles. So let’s encourage this film to be a success!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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