Jennifer Jason Leigh joins ‘Spectacular’

Thesp joins Woodley, Teller, Larson in Ponsoldt pic

Jennifer Jason Leigh has joined the cast of James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now,” currently filming in Georgia.

Andrew Lauren Prods., Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Global Produce are producing. Pic stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and Brie Larson with Leigh portraying the mother of Teller’s character.

Adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel by scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“500 Days of Summer”), the tale follows a high school senior (played by Teller) and the introvert he attempts to save from life as a social outcast (played by Woodley).

Tom McNulty and Shawn Levy are producing with Michelle Krumm and Andrew Lauren. Neustadter and Weber will exec produce alongside Marc Shmuger, Matthew Medlin and Ruth Mutch.

Leigh was last seen in “Greenberg,” on which she was also a producer.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading