From Paramount Players and MRC Film’s Landline Pictures, Gil Netter, and Levantine Films, the Paramount+ Original Film Is Directed by David Frankel
April 26, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming original film from Paramount Players and MRC Film’s Landline Pictures, the comedy Jerry & Marge Go Large, starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, will premiere on Friday, June 17, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. The film will roll out on Paramount+ in Australia, Canada, and Latin America and in additional markets where the service will be available later this year. First-look photos from the film were also released.
Jerry & Marge Go Large is inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee (Cranston), who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge (Bening), wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.
In addition to Cranston and Bening, the cast includes Rainn Wilson, Larry Wilmore, Michael McKean, Ann Harada, Jake McDorman, Anna Camp, and Uly Schlesinger.
Jerry & Marge Go Large is directed by Academy Award® winner David Frankel (Marley and Me, The Devil Wears Prada) and written by Emmy® nominee Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs, “Arrested Development”). The film 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 also produced 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.
Jerry & Marge Go Large will stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Latin America and in additional markets where the service will be available later this year. The film will be distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution in remaining international markets.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
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About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc. and Paramount Studio Group.
About MRC Film
MRC Film is a leading independent studio known for championing singular filmmakers and emerging directors to make high-quality distinctive films and for its selective investments in major studio films, collectively which have earned more than $6 billion in worldwide box office and received accolades including 12 Academy® Award nominations and 11 Golden Globe® Award nominations. Upcoming projects include: The Mothership, starring Halle Berry and from writer and director Matt Charman for Netflix; Persuasion, starring Dakota Johnson and from director Carrie Cracknell for Netflix, and Jerry & Marge Go Large starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening from director David Frankel for Paramount+. Past films include the highest grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted, the Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated Knives Out, the Oscar nominated Baby Driver, Oscar-winning Babel, and the comedy The Lovebirds. MRC Film has co-financed films including The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the Peter Rabbit franchise, the second and third installments of Hotel Transylvania, 22 Jump Street, Think Like a Man Too, and Fast & Furious 7. For more information, please visit www.mrcentertainment.com.