Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the family drama Welcome to People opposite Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde.
The movie marks the directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman, who penned the script with writing/producing partner Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert.
Pfeiffer will portray the mother a young businessman, (Pine), who returns home after his estranged father’s sudden death only to discover a surprising family secret — that he has an older sister (Banks) he never knew about and a young nephew. Wilde will portray the girlfriend of Pine’s character.
The International trailer for Cheri is finally here. Set in 1920s Paris, Cheri tells the story of the end of a six-year affair between an aging retired courtesan, Léa, and a pampered young man, Chéri. Turning stereotypes upside-down, it is Chéri who wears silk pajamas and Léa’s pearls. He is obvious the object of gaze.
Cheri is an adaptation of the 1920s novel by French author Colette about the lingering effects of a romance between a middle-aged woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and a wealthy young man (Rupert Friend). Set in 1920s Paris, where the young son of a wealthy courtesan (Kathy Bates) is educated in the ways of love by a middle-aged friend of the man’s mother. When he is forced to give up the six-year relationship after marrying someone else, the young man can’t forget her and retreats into a fantasy world.
From Variety comes word that Miramax Films is working on developing a biopic about baseball legend Tommy Lasorda. The infamous Major League Baseball pitcher and manager of the Dodgers will most probably be played by Al Pacino as he has expressed interest in the role.
Michelle Pfeiffer has also expressed interest in the movie, especially in the role of the baseball star’s wife.