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Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine Starring in Comedy-Drama ‘The Last Word’

Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine have boarded comedy-drama “The Last Word,” with Mark Pellington directing.

Myriad Pictures announced Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival that it will finance and handle international sales. Pellington, whose credits include “Arlington Road” and “The Mothman Prophecies,” is directing from a screenplay by Stuart Fink.

MacLaine plays a retired successful businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end, so she decides to write her own obituary to make sure her life story is told her way. Seyfried will portray a young writer at the local newspaper assigned to the task who insists on finding out the truth — resulting in a reawakening of passions for MacLaine’s character.

Producers are Pellington, Anne-Marie MacKay of Wondros and Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico, with Aaron Magnani serving as an executive producer.

“This is a funny, heartwarming and emotionally tender tale of life,” Pellington said. “It explores the true source of power for independent women, and is a riotous life-affirming film about the lessons learned through time and the generational gifts that are bestowed.”

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