Friday, June 14, 2024

Exclusive William H. Macy Snags All Star Cast for “Krystal” Including Oscar Nominee Wife Felicity Huffman


William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are two of the best actors out there and really nice people, too. So I’m happy to report that Macy will direct Huffman and an all star cast in a new comedy-drama called “Krystal.” The script is by Will Aldis. The Macys start shooting in April during time off from their respective hit TV shows, “Shameless” and “American Crime.”

Macy now has Oscar winner Kathy Bates, plus John Legiuzamo, Rosario Dawson, Joe Manganiello, rapper T.I. and Nick Robinson all set.

Macy, an Oscar nominee for “Fargo,” has certainly gotten into directing. This is his third film in three years following “The Layover” and “Rudderless.” The former hasn’t been released yet. The latter got decent reviews but no marketing or distribution. It’s the tough indie world. Hoping for good things from “Krystal.”

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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