Three Oscar nominees and Guy Pearce walk onto a set…sounds like a setup of an interesting joke, but is instead a reality for the makers of the film Hateship, Friendship. Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, and the aforementioned Guy Pearce have all signed on to star in the film about a nanny (Wiig) hired to care for a rather wild teenage girl (Steinfled). Using email, the girl orchestrates a romance between the nanny and the father (Pearce), a recovering addict living in a different town. Nolte would play the girl’s grandfather who blames the father for the death of his daughter.
This is a pretty eclectic cast for an indie drama, especially considering Wiig has made her mark in the comedic realm, but having recently starred in Imogene, she’s stretching herself as an actor. The film based on the novel Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is set to start filming next week in New Orleans.
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