Back in 2011, Tate Taylor directed The Help, which saw a female-fronted cast score Oscars and find big success.
Since then more large female casts have drawn buzz for movies ranging from the Ghostbusters (2016) remake to Ocean's Eight (2018).
Tate is now looking to replicate the first element for a new film, Breaking News In Yuba County, which already has Help's Allison Janney on to star.
Taylor is now adding Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, Regina Hall, Samira Wiley, Bridget Everett, Jimmi Simpson and Keon Sim to the lineup.
All very promising cast members, given they each have a wide fan base.
Amanda Idoko wrote the script, which will see Janney as a woman who secretly buries her husband after he dies of a heart attack when she catches him in bed with another woman — and who then finds she's becoming a celebrity amid the search for her husband, who is presumed to be missing.
With a premise like that, we can be sure to be entertained.
Not too shabby a replacement at all! Kunis is no stranger to comedy having starred in the popular Bad Moms films and first getting into the world of acting on the sitcom That 70s Show where she met her husband Ashton Kutcher. The couple have two children together, and you can watch Kunis in the above video voicing some pregnancy related feelings.
Kunis along with her fellow new recruits, are just a sampling of people that Taylor is aiming to cast, as Juliette Lewis, Ellen Barkin and Wanda Sykes are also all making deals to appear.
Taylor will have the cameras rolling next month in Mississippi. His latest, horror thriller Ma starring Octavia Spencer (who was also part of Taylor's cast for The Help), will be out on August 22nd.
Watch the trailer for Ma below.
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