*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categoriesToday in Hollywood casting news: Actress Rhona Mitra ( Nip/Tuck) is set to star as the wife of a police chief (Jon Hamm) and grieving mother of a missing boy in the independent thriller The Boy In The Box, reports the Hollywood Reporter. And in other ugh-inducing deals, Variety reports that former HBO honcho and alleged domestic abuser Chris Albrecht is set to bring the British show Secret Diary Of A Call Girl to American shores. But no matter! Female actresses, directors and audiences have reason to celebrate following reports that the incomparable, Oscar-nominated Catherine Keener is reteaming with her Walking & Talking director, Nicole Holofcener (with Keener, above left) to star in an untitled film about a group of New York women who live in the same apartment building.
Lest you think the film will be an amalgamation of Sex And The City and Melrose Place, think again: Keener will be playing a woman living next to a cantankerous elderly lady in what is described as a drama that "explores the interactions between Keener's character, who owns the woman's apartment, the woman and her two granddaughters."