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Allison Janney Says A "Common Prayer"

Allison Janney ("The West Wing," "The Way Way Back") has joined Campbell Scott's indie film adaptation of Joan Didion's 1977 novel "A Book of Common Prayer".

Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men," "Drive") plays an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution in the hopes of being reunited with her fugitive 19-year-old daughter.

Janney plays an anthropologist who married into the ruling family of the country. Scott also stars in the film as the husband of Hendricks's character, while Hart Bochner will play the missing daughter's father.

Marcia Weiss is producing and filming begins in June.

Source: Variety
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Allison Janney Joins Joan Didion Adaptation

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Allison Janney Joins Joan Didion Adaptation
Campbell Scott’s film adaptation of Joan Didion's 1977 A Book of Common Prayer now has both its female leads. Back in March, Christina Hendricks was cast as one of the story's central characters, a woman searching for her daughter in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. Now, Variety reports that Allison Janney has been tapped to portray the book's other narrator, an anthropologist who married into the country's ruling family. Scott himself will play Hendricks's husband, with his The Innocent co-star Hart Bochner portraying the missing daughter's father. It's not clear how Didion's masterful narration will translate on screen, but in the hands of this cast, it sounds like a sweeping — if melancholy — good time. Or at least something to tide us over until Didion's new political thriller, As It Happens, comes out.
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Christina Hendricks Set for A Book Of Common Prayer; Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, and Ted Danson to Star in Indie The One I Love

Two of Mad Men’s brassiest ladies have just landed new projects: Christina Hendricks will play the lead role in Campbell Scott’s (Company Retreat) adaptation of the Joan Didion novel A Book of Common Prayer. Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed), and Ted Danson will star in The One I Love from first time director Charlie McDowell (Fighting Jacob). Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. Christina Hendricks will be taking on the role of Charlotte Douglas in A Book of Common Prayer, adapted by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin. As Variety reported, the story revolves around Charlotte journeying to a fictional country in Central America, imagining that it is the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive daughter. Besides her work as Joan on Mad Men, Hendricks is signed on to star in Ryan Gosling’s writing and directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.
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Christina Hendricks To Star In Adaptation Of Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer'

Christina Hendricks To Star In Adaptation Of Joan Didion's 'A Book Of Common Prayer'
While many know her primarily as Joan Harris in AMC’s award-winning series “Mad Men,” Christina Hendricks has appeared in her fair share of movies these past few years, namely “Drive” and “Life as We Know It.” Now, she's gearing up another big screen appearance, as she’ll be toplining Campbell Scott’s upcoming adaptation of Joan Didion’s “A Book of Common Prayer,” which will surely be her biggest film role yet. She will be starring alongside Campbell Scott, who signed on to direct the project earlier this year. Hendricks plays Charlotte Douglas, “an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country that is on the verge of revolution and inexplicably imagines it is the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive daughter.” It’s definitely an interesting pairing, we’ll see just how well Hendricks can hold her own in a leading role. She
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'Mad Men's Christina Hendricks joins 'A Book of Common Prayer'

Christina Hendricks has been cast in A Book of Common Prayer.

The Mad Men star will play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas in Campbell Scott's adaptation of Joan Didion's 1977 novel, Variety reports.

Didion's book focuses on an American woman who journeys to a fictional Central American country, believing that she will be reunited with her 19-year-old fugitive daughter there.

"We are thrilled that Christina has agreed to come on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas," Scott and producer Marcia Weiss said. "Charlotte is a complex and compelling character and Christina is the perfect actor to play her."

Meanwhile, Hendricks is due to re-team with her Drive co-star Ryan Gosling on his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.

A Book of Common Prayer will be adapted for cinema by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin.

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Christina Hendricks On Board For A Book Of Common Prayer!

Christina Hendricks is one busy lady these days. You already know that she’s set to star as the female lead in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch a Monster, and all of the sudden comes the word that she’s also set to headline A Book Of Common Prayer, an adaptation of Joan Didion‘s book of the same name! At this moment not much is known about the project, except that Campbell Scott is set to direct it, and that Hendricks comes on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas, described as a complex and compelling character. Didion’s 1977 novel is a story...
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Christina Hendricks Joins A Book of Common Prayer

Christina Hendricks Joins A Book of Common Prayer
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has taken the female lead in Campbell Scott's A Book of Common Prayer.

The film is an adaptation of a novel written by author Joan Didion and centers an American women named Charlotte Douglas that travels to a fictional Central American country on the hunt for her 19-year-old daughter. The story is told through the eyes of an American anthropologist, who tries to decipher the meaning of Charlotte's trip.

The project is being produced by Marcia Weiss and was adapted by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin.

The is what director Campbell Scott and producer Marcia Weiss said about the decision.

"We are thrilled that Christina has agreed to come on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas, Charlotte is a complex and compelling character and Christina is the perfect actor to play her."

No production schedule has been released.
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Christina Hendricks Makes A "Common Prayer"

Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") is set to star in Campbell Scott's indie film adaptation of Joan Didion's 1977 novel "A Book of Common Prayer."

The story follows an American woman who arrives in a fictional Central American country on the verge of revolution. Inexplicably she thinks this the place where she will be reunited with her fugitive 19-year-old daughter.

A twist is that the story is seen through another's eyes - an American anthropologist long married into the ruling family. Said character is trying to decipher the meaning of the American woman's journey.

Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin adapted the script, while Marcia Weiss will produce.

Source: Variety
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