A new TV series will pair two acting heavyweights in Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and Tony-winning actor Matthew Broderick.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that MacLaine and Broderick will star in “Bettyville,” from Paramount TV.
“An adaptation of journalist George Hodgman’s best-selling memoir, the project follows George (Broderick) after he leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to care for his aging mother Betty (MacLaine). Only expecting to be gone for a few weeks, life seems to conspire to keep him there, armed with not much more than a willing heart, a messy past to sort out and two very different personalities to deal with: his own, and Betty’s,” THR reports.
Hodgman’s memoir will be adapted for TV by John Hoffman (“Grace and Frankie”), who will also be showrunner on the series and will executive produce with Archer Gray’s Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas, along with Hodgman. Paramount has not yet lined up a TV outlet for the project.
MacLaine won an Oscar in 1984 for “Terms of Endearment” and is a seven-time Golden Globe winner. Broderick has two Tonys, for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in 1983 and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 1995.