William H. Macy Is Patriarch in Comedy Film "Bart Got a Room"

News   William H. Macy Is Patriarch in Comedy Film "Bart Got a Room"
Stage and screen actor William H. Macy will appear in the upcoming coming-of-age film "Bart Got a Room," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor — along with Cheryl Hines, Alia Shawkat and Steven Kaplan — is slated to star in the Plum Pictures production. Brian Heckers will direct his own script. The film centers around the title high school senior (Kaplan) who lives in a retirement community in Florida with his parents (Macy and Hines). He sets out to find a prom date with the help of his best friend (Shawkat). The trade publication reports production will begin in Florida this month.

Macy co-founded the Atlantic Theatre Company with his frequent collaborator David Mamet. Onstage, he has appeared in Our Town, American Buffalo, The Guys, Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen, Life During Wartime, Bobby Gould in Hell, Baby with the Bathwater and The Dining Room, among others. Macy is known for his film turns in "Fargo," "Magnolia," "Pleasantville," "The Cooler," "Thank You for Smoking," as well as Mamet's "State and Main," "Oleanna" and "Edmond."

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