Saturday, June 25, 2005

A Prairie Home Companion (update)

gm! I always have a hard time finding news for the weekends, so I saved up some this week. Here are a few posted yesterday. This first one is an update of a previous post:

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Virginia Madsen and L.Q. Jones are headed for Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion. They join Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin, Maya Rudolph and Lindsay Lohan.

Garrison Keillor, host of the celebrated radio show of the same name, will play himself in the film. Based on a script by Keillor, the fictionalized story unfolds backstage during a fateful broadcast of the show, which the players discover is to be their last.

Madsen will play a dangerous woman, while Jones will play a musician who's been a regular on the show for years. Streep and Tomlin play the last two sisters remaining from a five-sister country act, Lohan plays Streep's daughter, Harrelson and Reilly are singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, Rudolph plays the stage manager, and Kline plays the show's security guard.


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