Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi feature True Love adds Allison Janney to the cast


Deadline has revealed that the Oscar-winning actress, Allison janney, has signed on to join the cast of New Regency’s upcoming sci-fi feature, True love. Although little is known about the film to be written and directed by Gareth Edwards, we know the movie will be set in a time not so distant from our own. We can also assume that, since it emanates from the director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there’s bound to be a bit of humor at the right time mixed with a dramatic, action-packed plot.

Along with Janney to complete the star-studded set, the cast members have already been announced. John David Washington (Malcolm & Marie), Gemma chan (crazy rich asians, Eternals), Danny mcbride (The right gems), and Benedict wong (Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings). Former Vice President of Development at Lucasfilm Ltd., Kiri hart, will join Edwards as a producer with New Regency producing and funding the film.

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Janney has had a long and illustrious career in film, television and the theater. The actress had her big chance in the NBC series, West wing, and even received four Primetime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of CJ Cregg in the fictional political series. Since then, Janney has won several other Emmy awards and nominations for her performances in Showtime’s Masters of sex and the CBS sitcom, Mum.



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His long list of film credits includes roles in 10 things I hate about you, Drop Dead Magnificent, american beauty, Hours, Hair spray, Juno, Ugly, the Girl on the train, Bomb, and many others, including the film for which she won an Oscar, me Tonya. On the animation side, the actress has credits in films including The world of Nemo, Above the limit, Minions, and The Addams Family.

Janney stepped out of her on-camera job to perform for the first time under the lights of Broadway in 1989 in the Off-Broadway production of Ladies. She made her true Broadway debut in the 1996 revival of Present laughing monitoring of a performance in a renewal of A view from the bridge for which she won two Drama Desk Awards and two Tony Award nominations. She would take a hiatus from Broadway to return in 2009 to shine and earn another Tony nomination for her work in 9 to 5.

Considering Janney’s vast experience spanning countless genres, she will certainly be a great choice for Edwards’ latest production, True love.


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