Geena Davis is joining recent Emmy winner Jon Hamm in the cinematic adaptation of MARJORIE PRIME. The project was originally a Pulitzer-nominated play that premiered at the Mark Taper Forum. Lois Smith will be starring in the film as Marjorie, as she did in the original stage production, an aging violinist who holographically recreates her deceased husband as his 30-year-old self to comfort her as her memory begins to fail her. Michael Almereyda has adapted Jordan Harrison’s play, and will direct next month when shooting starts.
When Marjorie’s memory begins to fail, she orders a holographic recreation of her deceased husband, known as a Prime (Hamm). Walter Prime knows only what Marjorie tells him of their life together, which brings up a philosophical grey area when Marjorie’s daughter, played by Davis, doesn’t correct inaccuracies that are then hardcoded in to the new story of Marjorie and Walter.
Davis has starred in the LA run of the play, and will star in a Broadway run once production wraps on the film. She is repped by CAA.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer