Marisa Tomei Joins John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Cheyenne Jackson and Tracy Letts in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange"
07 Aug 2013
Marisa Tomei has joined the cast of Ira Sachs' movie "Love Is Strange," according to Deadline.com.
"Love is Strange" will also feature Tony winner John Lithgow and Tony nominee Alfred Molina, who star as Ben and Jorge, a gay couple who marry after 38 years together. Tomei will play the role of Kate, who is married to Ben's nephew. Ben moves in with the couple shortly after his own wedding, when Jorge loses his job.
Tony nominee and Oscar winner Tomei's stage credits include Wait Until Dark, Salome and Top Girls. Her film work includes "The Wrestler," "In the Bedroom" and "My Cousin Vinny."
Lithgow was last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance in The Columnist. The Tony and Emmy winner's stage credits also include All My Sons, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,The Sweet Smell of Success, The Front Page and Beyond Therapy. His film work includes "The World According to Garp," "Terms of Endearment" and "Shrek," and his TV credits include "Third Rock From the Sun," "Dexter" and "How I Met Your Mother."
Molina is a three-time Tony nominee (Red, Fiddler on the Roof, Art), whose film credits include "Chocolat," "An Education" and "Spider-Man 2." His TV work includes "Ladies Man," "Bram and Alice" and "Monday Mornings."
Sachs is also a producer of "Love Is Strange," alongside Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy, and Lucas Joaquin. Filming is slated to begin in August in New York City.
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.