Macy Plays "Edmond" in Film Adapted by Mamet, With Mantegna and Pidgeon

News   Macy Plays "Edmond" in Film Adapted by Mamet, With Mantegna and Pidgeon Atlantic Theatre co-founders and frequent collaborators David Mamet and William H. Macy team again on the writer's latest screen venture, "Edmond," based on his play of the same name.
William H. Macy is the title character in
William H. Macy is the title character in "Edmond." Photo by First Independent Pictures

Stuart Gordon directs Mamet's adapted screenplay for the film which opens July 14 in limited release. Macy plays as the title character, an "everyman role," opposite fellow Mamet veterans Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Rebecca Pidgeon (Boston Marriage) with Julia Stiles, Denise Richards, Bai Ling and Bokeem Woodbine. The ensemble also includes Dulé Hill ("The West Wing"), Mena Suvari, Debi Mazar and George Wendt ("Cheers").

Edmond "is a bland businessman trudging through a banal job and equally lackluster marriage, whose chance encounter with a mysterious fortune teller sends him on a darkly funny and ultimately horrifying descent into a modern urban hell."

Director-Producer Gordon is known for his 1985 feature film debut "Re-Animator." He also had a hand in "Dagon," "King of the Ants," "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids," "Body Snatchers" and "The Dentist." He staged the original Chicago production of Mamet's Sexual Perversity In Chicago.

Scribe Mamet earned the Pulitzer Prize for his Glengarry Glen Ross. Other works he has penned include Speed the-Plow, American Buffalo, Oleanna, Cryptogram, The Old Neighborhood, Boston Marriage and Romance. His screenplays include "The Untouchables," "State and Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "Heist."

First Independent Pictures presents the R-rated film which runs 76 minutes. For more information and showtimes, visit the website at www.edmondthefilm.com.