EXCLUSIVE: 93-year-old Oscar nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) has discovered her first, lengthy overdue main position in Thelma, an upcoming “motion” comedy written and directed by Josh Margolin, which has wrapped manufacturing. The actress is joined within the ensemble by Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), Richard Roundtree (Shaft), Parker Posey (The Staircase), Clark Gregg (Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange).
Margolin’s first characteristic, based mostly on a real-life expertise involving his grandmother, is (half-jokingly) billed as Nebraska meets Mission: Unattainable. It facilities on 90-year-old grandmother Thelma Publish (Squibb), who will get duped by a telephone scammer pretending to be her grandson and units out on a uniquely treacherous quest to reclaim what was taken from her.
A portion of Thelma‘s funds went on to the Movement Image & Tv Fund — the greater than a century previous charitable group presently going through chapter — following the capturing of key scenes at its Los Angeles-area residential dwelling campus.
Invention Studios’ Nicholas Weinstock and Benjamin Simpson are producing alongside Zoë Price and Chris Kaye, in addition to Viviana Vezzani and Karl Spoerri of Zurich Avenue, which is absolutely financing the movie. Zurich Avenue’s Tobias Gutzwiller is exec producing together with Squibb and Hechinger, with Kat Barnette (The Listener) co-producing. CAA Media Finance organized the movie’s financing and is repping its distribution rights.
Squibb landed her first Oscar nomination in 2014 for her supporting flip in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. She’s extra just lately appeared in movies together with A24’s The People, Apple TV+’s Palmer and Neon/Hulu’s Palm Springs, in addition to sequence like Life & Beth.
Hechinger is finest identified for his work on sequence like Pam & Tommy and The White Lotus, having additionally appeared in Netflix’s Worry Avenue movie trilogy and extra big-screen titles together with The Lady within the Window and Information of the World. He’ll subsequent be seen starring reverse Nicolas Cage within the Western Butcher’s Crossing and in Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye for Netflix.
Roundtree famously performed the title character in Gordon Parks’ Shaft and has most just lately appeared on sequence like Cherish the Day and Household Reunion. Different notable movie credit embrace Pace Racer and Brick.
Posey is a Golden Globe nominee who has just lately been seen on sequence together with Tales of the Strolling Lifeless, The Staircase, Misplaced in Area and Excessive Constancy. Notable current movie credit embrace Kogonada’s Columbus and Christopher Visitor’s Mascots. Among the many actress’s different upcoming tasks is Hereditary and Midsommar helmer Ari Aster’s movie Disappointment Blvd. for A24.
Gregg is finest identified for his long-running Marvel position as Agent Phil Coulson, most just lately performed on sequence like Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. and in movies like Captain Marvel. Different current credit embrace Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos and TNT’s Snowpiercer. The actor will subsequent be seen within the Netflix sequence Florida Man created by Donald Todd.
Maybe finest identified for starring in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 basic A Clockwork Orange, McDowell just lately starred alongside Mark Wahlberg within the Sony drama Father Stu. Different current credit for the display screen icon embrace Gossip Lady, Bombshell and Mozart within the Jungle.
Margolin beforehand co-wrote, edited and acted within the horror-comedy Deep Homicide, which premiered on the Los Angeles Movie Competition. Beforehand, he created and starred within the digital sequence My Boyfriend is a Robotic for Freeform alongside his accomplice Chloe Searcy, and New Accomplice alongside Quinn Beswick, which gained Finest Comedy on the 2015 New York Tv Competition. He just lately directed and edited his sister Natalie Margolin’s Zoom play, The Occasion Hop, which was advisable as ‘Theater to Stream’ by The New York Instances.
Margolin is repped by Genuine Expertise and Literary Administration, Verve and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Invention Studios by CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Price by UTA, Mosaic, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols; Squibb by BRS/Gage; Hechinger by A3 Artists Company, Brillstein Leisure Companions and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Roundtree by Artists & Representatives and Patrick McMinn Administration; Gregg by Gersh, Nameless Content material and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Posey by CAA; and McDowell by Chris Roe Administration.