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Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall Join Shirley MacLaine-Amanda Seyfried’s ‘Last Word’

Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott have joined the cast of “The Last Word,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Bleecker Street announced production has begun on the film, directed by Mark Pellington from a script by Stuart Ross Fink. Myriad Pictures is handling international sales on the film at the Berlin Film Festival.

MacLaine plays a retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her, including her own obituary, so she writes her own to ensure her life story is told her way. Seyfried portrays a writer at the local newspaper who takes up the task of finding out the truth about MacLaine’s character.

Heche plays MacLaine’s estranged daughter, and Hall is portraying her ex-husband. Speedman is playing a local DJ, and Scott portrays the editor of the local newspaper.

The film is produced by Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures, Anne-Marie MacKay of Wondros and Pellington. The film is financed by Myriad Pictures, Franklin Street, Media Capital Group and Pacific Mercantile Bank.

The film is exec produced by Bleecker Street’s Andrew Karpen, Franklin Street’s Dan Steinman, Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci of Parkside Pictures, Myriad’s Kevin Forester, Aaron Magnani, MacLaine and Seyfried.

MacLaine, 81, has starred recently in “Elsa & Fred” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Seyfried starred in “Ted 2,” “Pan” and “Love the Coopers.”

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