Jerry And Marge Go Large: Bryan Cranston And Annette Bening Are The Winning Ticket For Paramount+ Feature Film

Inspired by a true story about remarkable lottery winners, the original film is coming to the Paramount+ streaming service.
Posted on Jun 23, 2021 | 12:30pm
Plenty of people make their own luck. Few find a loophole to win $27 million in the lottery.

That's the true tale behind the upcoming comedy Jerry And Marge Go Large, which stars Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening as the title characters. Filming starts this July in Georgia, with the movie destined for Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS.

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The unique story follows Jerry Selbee as he discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery. With the help of his wife, Marge, they rake in $27 million dollars and revitalize their small Michigan hometown.

Like their real-life inspiration, the filmmakers made sure to stack the odds in their favor! Jerry And Marge Go Large will be directed by Academy Award® winner David Frankel (Marley and Me, The Devil Wears Prada) and is written by Emmy® nominee Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs, Arrested Development).

Jerry And Marge Go Large is produced by Academy Award nominee Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Life of Pi), Levantine Films (Hidden Figures), and executive produced by Kevin Halloran (Ford v Ferrari). Amy Baer will also produce via MRC Film's Landline Pictures (the film is the label's first production). Netter, Tory Metzger, and Renee Witt from Levantine Films developed and packaged the film based on the original article by Jason Fagone for The Huffington Post.

Bryan Cranston will play Jerry Selbee. Cranston is an Academy Award® nominee, Emmy®, Golden Globe®, Screen Actors Guild®, Tony®, and Olivier Award winner. Cranston most recently starred in Showtime's limited series Your Honor, for which he also served as executive producer. He is also well known for his portrayals of Walter White on Breaking Bad and Hal on Malcolm in the Middle. On film, Cranston most recently appeared in Disney's The One and Only Ivan, reprised his role as Walter White in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and starred opposite Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman in The Upside. Cranston made his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way and produced the film adaptation for HBO through his company Moonshot Entertainment. In 2018, he returned to the Broadway stage, starring as Howard Beale in Ivo van Hove's adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's Network after a run at the National Theatre in London. 

Annette Bening will play Marge Selbee. Bening is a Tony Award and four-time Academy Award nominee and a two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. Most recently, she appeared in William Nicholson's Hope Gap opposite Bill Nighy, and Scott Z. Burns' The Report, opposite Adam Driver, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Upcoming projects include: Death On The Nile, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, and Nyad, which will be directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. On stage, Bening was last seen in Jack O'Brien's Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's classic All My Sons alongside Tracy Letts, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. Bening also received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in Coastal Disturbances.

Stay tuned for more about Jerry And Marge Go Large, coming soon to Paramount+.