Shue may step into ‘Molly’ role

Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan.

Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.”

Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival hit. Other helming efforts include “The Leading Man,” “Sirens” and “Flirting.”

Amy Heckerling (“Clueless”) is attached to produce. Bill MacDonald (“The Saint,” “Sliver”) also will produce.

MGM purchased “Molly” as a spec script earlier this year from freshman feature scribe Dick Christie, in a preemptive bid reportedly for $700,000 against $1 million.

Pic, said to be on the fast track, is slated for release sometime in 1998.

“Molly” is about a man who takes care of his autistic sister after she is released from an institution. Soon after, a miraculous medical treatment is discovered that not only cures the woman of her autism, but transforms her into a genius.

Shue is repped by CAA.

More Film

  • 'The Equalizer 2' Review

    Film Review: Denzel Washington in 'The Equalizer 2'

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • Stan Dragoti 'The Last Boyscout' PremiereDecember

    Stan Dragoti, Director of 'Mr. Mom,' 'Love at First Bite,' Dies at 85

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • Jagged Edge

    Film News Roundup: Halle Berry's 'Jagged Edge' Remake Finds Writer

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • Kate Winslet Diane Keaton Mia Wasikowska

    Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in 'Silent Heart' Remake

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • (L to R) Young Tanya (JESSICA

    'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

  • Sundance Film Festival Placeholder

    Sundance Festival's Economic Impact Jumps Up 26% From 2017, Study Says

    Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue is in talks to star in the MGM comedy “Molly,” under the direction of John Duigan. Shue (“The Saint”) received an Oscar nom for her portrayal of the prostitute Sera in Mike Figgis’ indie hit “Leaving Las Vegas.” Duigan’s most recent directing credit is indie pic “Lawn Dogs,” a festival […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content