Kelly Bishop to Star in New Kyle Jarrow Film "Saint Janet"
02 Jul 2013
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Tony Award winner Kelly Bishop will star in the the independent film "Saint Janet," penned by Whisper House and A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant writer Kyle Jarrow, which will begin production July 5 in New York City.
Emmy Award winner Habib Azar directs the film that stars Bishop (A Chorus Line, Six Degrees of Separation, Anything Goes, "Bunheads") in the title role.
The cast also features Nyambi Nyambi (Joe Turner's Come and Gone, "Mike & Molly"), Lauren Bittner ("Paranormal Activity 3"), Ana Kayne ("Another Earth"), Matt Walton ("Burn After Reading"), Daniel London ("Synecdoche New York"), Lauren Worsham (Candide, Turn of the Screw), Jonathan Raviv (My Name is Asher Lev) and Marguerite Stimpson (Butley).
Here's how the film is billed: '"Saint Janet' follows what happens to a family when the mother, Janet Turner, becomes convinced that she's spoken to God. Janet believes she’s been given the power to heal through her touch, and she's determined to devote everything she has to this pursuit. Her grown children wrestle with how to respond."
Azar and Jarrow's previous film collaboration, "Armless," was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.