Though he’s sadly wrapped up his iconic role as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, Jon Hamm is already in talks for the sci-fi dramedy MARJORIE PRIME. The pic, which is being produced by Uri Singer of BB Film Productions, is an adaptation of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist drama written by Jordan Harrison. Production is looking to begin this October.
Experimenter helmer Michael Almereyda is writing and directing the story of an aging widow, which is set in a future where a system can project holographic versions of deceased loved ones from any point in their life.
Arthritic former violinist Marjorie, looking down the barrel of her aging decline, decides to employ the service before she loses the memory of her family. She chooses to spend time with her daughter, son in law, and with an imperfect copy of her deceased husband Walter, as he looked in his 30s and 40s. Hamm is circling the role of Walter.
Hamm most recently lent his voice to Universal’s hit summer comedy Minions and appeared in a hilarious turn in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He’s just wrapped on James Franco’s drama The Sound and The Fury and the Zach Galifianakis comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses. He’s next starring opposite Rosamund Pike in the thriller High Wire Act.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor