It ain’t no “Hangover”, but this sounds like a good movie. Hopefully it’ll deliver. In the words of the sometimes wise Homer Simpson, “To alcohol! The cause of… and solution to… all of life’s problems”. That quote will be ringin’ true to Mary Elizabeth Winstead and “Breaking Bad”‘s Aaron Paul because the two are set to down a couple of drinks in the indie dramedy, “Smashed”.
According to Variety, Winstead and Paul will play a married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol. Their relationship is put to the test when the wife decides to get sober and attend AA meetings. “The Help”‘s Octavia Spencer is in talks to play Winstead’s close friend and sponsor, while”Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman is in talks to play an assistant principal at the elementary school where the protag teaches.
Set to be directed by “Off to the Black”‘s James Ponsoldt, filming will begin at the beginning of November. Ponsoldt also co-wrote the script with Susan Burke.
“Smashed” will be a modern day take on Blake Edwards’ 1962 drama “Days of Wine and Roses,” and be produced by Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling alongside Jennifer Cochis, while Stephen Ricci, Elise Salomon and Stephanie Meurer will co-produce.
Winstead will next be seen in the October release of “The Thing” and next year’s June release of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.