Tony Winner John Lithgow to Co-Star With Alfred Molina in Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange"; Cheyenne Jackson Among Cast
John Lithgow will co-star with Alf red Molina in the new film "Love Is Strange," according to Deadline.com.
Michael Gambon, who was originally cast in Ira Sachs' movie but dep arted the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Lithgow and Molina will play Ben and Jorge, respectively, partners of 38 years who marry at City Hall. After Jorge loses his job, the two are forced to live apart.
"We'll be playing the main roles in the best script I've read in years," said Lithgow in a statement, "a vivid portrait of marriage, with all its joy, folly and occasional heartbreak."
The movie will also feature
Cheyenne Jackson ( , The Performers , Finian's Rainbow ), Tony winner Xanadu Tracy Letts ( ) and Olivier nominee Kelly Reilly. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lithgow was last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance in
. The Tony and Emmy winner's stage credits also include The Columnist , All My Sons , Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The , Sweet Smell of Success and The Front Page . 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." Beyond Therapy
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.
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