Broadway's Broderick and Lathan Featured in New Film "Wonderful World"

News   Broadway's Broderick and Lathan Featured in New Film "Wonderful World"
 
Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and Broadway actress Sanaa Lathan will star in the forthcoming independent film "Wonderful World," according to Variety.

Joshua Goldin ("Darkman," "Out on a Limb") will direct his screenplay for Ambush Entertainment. Matt Leutwyler and Miranda Bailey produce.

"Wonderful World," the trade mag reports, "centers on a depressed, divorced and unemployed father who finds solace in his Senegalese roommate's sister." Filming is slated to begin this month in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Broderick won Tony Awards for his turns in Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Other credits include The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, On Valentine's Day, Torch Song Trilogy and The Widow Claire. His various film credits include "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Glory," "The Cable Guy," "Election," "You Can Count on Me" "The Stepford Wives," "Marie and Bruce" and "The Producers" movie.

The actor — who last teamed with Kenneth Lonergan on the as-yet-unreleased film "Margaret" — is slated to star in Lonergan's upcoming Off-Broadway run of The Starry Messenger. The new work begins previews Feb. 7, 2008, at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Lathan earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the 2004 revival of A Raisin in the Sun — a turn she reprised for the upcoming ABC television adaptation opposite her stage co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sean Combs. The actress seen recently on FX's "Nip/Tuck" is also known for her film work in "Love & Basketball," "The Wood," "The Best Man," "Brown Sugar," "Out of Time" and "Something New."

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