Elegies Star Betty Buckley to Appear in New Feature Film

News   Elegies Star Betty Buckley to Appear in New Feature Film Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, currently appearing in the Lincoln Center mounting of William Finn’s Elegies, will star in a new film entitled “Mummy An’ the Armadillo.”

Buckley’s official website says that the former Sunset Boulevard star will play Let in the new film, which was written and directed by J.S. Cardone. Others in the motion picture include Jonathan Schaech as Jesse, Brad Renfro as Wyatte, Clare Kramer as Sarah, Lori Heuring as Billie, Wade Williams as Temple, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Jackie, Busy Philips as Carol Ann, Amanda-Lee Aday as Bevers, Ashley Louise Edner as Young Billie, Luke Strode as Young Jesse and F.J. Flynn as Father. A release date has yet to be announced. Set in the roadside diner Armadillo Café, the film concerns a young woman named Sarah who happens upon the diner and encounters an eclectic array of characters. Her presence in the Café — which features a life sized mummy and a stuffed armadillo — unleashes the “deep and dark secrets” of many of the diner’s inhabitants.

Betty Buckley offered heartfelt performances in Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776 and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Also a TV ("Eight Is Enough") and film (Tender Mercies) star, the actress-singer devotes much of her time to concert appearances around the world. Her solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award, and her newest recording, "The Doorway," is her first for the Fynsworth Alley label. The actress was also recently seen on the final season of the acclaimed HBO series, "Oz."