The Hollywood Reporter says that Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker will join Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Mandy Moore and Kate Winslet for the new United Artists film, which will be directed by John Turturro. The film, which was also penned by Turturro, will begin shooting this month in New York. "Romance and Cigarettes" concerns a blue-collar man who must choose between his wife and his sexy mistress. The motion picture will feature the stars lyp-synching to several popular songs by such artists as Irving Berlin, Tom Jones, Connie Francis, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave and Englebert Humperdinck.
In addition to its U.S. release, the film will also be distributed in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America.
Mary-Louise Parker recently won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. She garnered a Tony Award for her work in Proof, and her other Broadway credits include Bus Stop and Prelude to a Kiss. She received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award for her work in the latter. Parker's many film credits include "Longtime Companion," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Naked in New York," "Boys on the Side" and "The Five Senses."