Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sarah Jessica Parker to Star in Indie Film from Former “House of Cards” Executive Story Editor


EXCLUSIVE Sarah Jessica Parker is putting a toe back in the indie film world. The “Divorce” and “Sex in the City” star is co-producing and starring in a new dramedy about a woman grappling with a terminal illness.

Still untitled, the film stars Parker as Vivienne, a musician with a terminal illness who reflects on life. Sounds grim, but there’s music and a couple of twists no doubt since the screenplay is from “House of Cards” executive story editor Laura Eason. Eason is also a talented playwright with lots of solid credits including a play I really liked last year called “Sex with Strangers” starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. Fabien Constant is the director.

Parker is co-producing with Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino. Shooting begins mid-July, after which presumably Parker goes back to HBO’s “Divorce.”

Roger Friedman
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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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