Broderick and Alda to Star in Kinney's Film "Diminished Capacity"

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Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda will star in the film "Diminished Capacity," directed by Steppenwolf Theater Company co-founder Terry Kinney, according to Variety.
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Steppenwolf's film production company, Steppenwolf Films, is a producer of the project. Kinney co-founded Steppenwolf Films along with Tim Evans, a producer on the film.

Virginia Madsen, Bobby Cannavale (recent Off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly) and Lois Smith (recent Off-Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful) are also attached to star.

Sherwood Kiraly is writing the screenplay based on his novel of the same name. Broderick plays a man who suffers memory loss after getting hit on the head, and takes a trip with his uncle (Alda) and high school sweetheart (Madsen) as they plan to sell a rare baseball card at a memorabilia show.

The film will begin shooting this spring in New York and Chicago. The other production companies on the project are Plum Pictures, Benedek Films and Hart-Lunsford Pictures.

Matthew Broderick received Tony Awards for his performances in Brighton Beach Memoirs and the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He was also Tony-nominated for his work in The Producers, and his other theatre credits include The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, On Valentine's Day, Torch Song Trilogy and The Widow Claire. He is also, of course, known for his film roles in "Election," "The Freshman," "Wargames," 'Biloxi Blues," "Torch Song Trilogy," "The Lion King" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Alda received Tony nominations for the recent revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, plus Jake's Women and the original production of The Apple Tree. He received an Oscar nomination for "The Aviator" and has appeared in many other films and television shows, most notably "M*A*S*H."

Kinney is best known for his regular role in "Oz" and for directing numerous stage productions at Steppenwolf, including A Streetcar Named Desire and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (which went to Broadway), both starring Gary Sinise. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and the Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of And a Nightingale Sang. He received a Tony nomination for his performance in The Grapes of Wrath and also appeared on Broadway in Buried Child. He has also appeared in films such as "The Firm" and "Save the Last Dance."

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