Monday, May 27, 2024

Exclusive: “Good Wife” Star Julianna Margulies in New Film from “Desperately Seeking Susan” Director


It looks like Julianna Margulies has her second post- “Good Wife” project. I’m told she’s going to be featured in a new film directed by Susan Seidelman, famous for “Desperately Seeking Susan.”

In “The Girl with the Pink Hair,” Margulies will play an Orthodox Jewish woman who becomes friends with a teenage black girl. They are each surviving breast cancer.

Seidelman has worked sporadically over the years after making a bunch of good movies in the mid to late 80s. “Susan” was her pinnacle. It will be great if she can pull off a cool indie surprise once again. Margulies is a great choice– everyone loves her, and it would be nice to see her move into film for a while.

Barbara Masry and Jasmin O’Brien are producing from a screenplay by Masry and Adam Nadler. Previously Nadler had directed a short film version of “Pink Girl.”


(Tip of the hat to @irene_tgw, loyal reader and Margulies super fan)

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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