Jeff Goldblum, back in dino-territory next week for “Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom”, is returning to the quirky stuff with a role in the new “Being John Malkovich”-esque dramedy “The Price of Admission”. The flick sounds good, read on..
Los Angeles, CA (June 5th, 2018) – Academy Award Nominee Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Isle of Dogs, Thor: Ragnarok) is joining Golden Globe nominees Michael Sheen (Nocturnal Animals, Passengers, Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”) and Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible Fallout, HBO’s “True Detective”, Hulu’s “The Path”) to star in writer/director Peter Glanz’s next feature film project The Price of Admission for producers Neda Armian (Rachel Getting Married) of Armian Pictures, Alex Foster (Sleepless), and Glanz who also produces, it was announced today by Radiant Films International President and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer.
In the tradition of Being John Malkovich and Barton Fink, The Price of Admission is a unique story that is part dramedy and part existential thriller. Harold Sugar’s (Sheen) life is unraveling. He’s a middling playwright amidst a mid-life crisis and failing marriage. His wife, Eliza Sugar (Monaghan), is tired of being second-fiddle to his work, she wants a family. But incapable of functioning in reality, Harold submerges himself in an elaborate play about his life. The only person who understands his plight is his best friend, Alexander Taft (Goldblum), a behavioral psychologist with a mid-life crisis of his own. The blind leading the blind, it doesn’t turn out quite how either envisioned. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, we follow Harold as he descends into madness – the theatre can be a harsh mistress.
Peter Glanz is directing the film from his own screenplay. The dynamic commercial director also wrote and directed the stylish dramedy The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde as well as the short A Relationship In Four Days which screened at Sundance and Cannes Critics’ Week.
Radiant Films International is handling foreign rights to the project, which was presented to buyers at the Marché du Film in Cannes. Radiant’s acquisitions executive Mike Dougherty introduced the project to the company, with Steinbauer negotiating the rights deal. ICM packaged the film and is handling the U.S. rights.
“The Price of Admission is a brilliant, comedic dive into the mind of a playwright mounting a much anticipated play about his life while that life unravels around him scene by scene. The combination of the incomparable Jeff Goldblum alongside mega talented Michael Sheen and the luminous Michelle Monaghan gives this film its cinematic heartbeat and we could not be more honored to collaborate with this team,” commented producers Neda Armian and Alex Foster.
“Peter is assembling the perfect cast to match his unique creative vision. This type of fresh, innovative storytelling paired with the formidable talents of Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan and Jeff Goldblum will be a stand out project in the foreign market,” commented Steinbauer, President and CEO of Radiant Films International.
Jeff Goldblum is a stage, film and television actor. His film credits include: Isle of Dogs, Thor: Ragnarok, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Le Week-End, Adam Resurrected, The Life Aquatic, Igby Goes Down, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Nashville, The Tall Guy, Annie Hall, The Big Chill and The Fly. On television, his credits include “Will & Grace” and “Portlandia.” Goldblum appeared in the Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of “Domesticated;” “The Pillowman, on Broadway;” the West End’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue;” and “Speed the Plow,” at the Old Vic Theatre.
Michael Sheen can currently be seen in Douglas MacKinnon’s Good Omens. Sheen has starred in several Academy Award nominated films including Stephen Frears’ The Queen, Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. He also appeared in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd and played the character of “Aro” in The Twilight Saga film series. Sheen received a Golden Globe nomination for his leading role in Showtime’s hit series “Masters of Sex”. Additionally, he can be seen in Tom Ford’s thriller Nocturnal Animals with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal and alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the sci-fi adventure Passengers for Columbia Pictures. The versatile actor also starred opposite Richard Gere in Joseph Cedar’s thriller Norman.
Michelle Monaghan will next be seen starring in Netflix’s drama titled “Messiah,” written by Michael Petroni. Prior, she can most recently be seen on Hulu’s hit show “The Path” with Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy. Monaghan will next be seen in Christopher McQuarrie’s M:I 6-Mission Impossible opposite Tom Cruise. Monaghan can also be seen be seen opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Peter Berg Film, Patriots Day, about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. She was also the lead in the crime-action feature, Sleepless, opposite Jamie Foxx. Monaghan was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the first season of HBO’s “True Detective” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Monaghan had an extremely successful feature career, starting out with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mission Impossible: III. She proceeded to work on big films like Gone Baby Gone, Made of Honor, Made of Honor, Eagle Eye, Due Date, and Source Code among others. Monaghan also starred in the Shawn Christensen film, Sidney Hall, which premiered at Sundance 2017.
Goldblum is repped by Kevin Hussey, Hildy Gottlieb and Brian Mann at ICM Partners & Keith Addis and Mike Abrams at Industry Entertainment. Sheen is repped by ICM and Tammy Rosen of Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management. Monaghan is repped by ICM and Circle of Confusion. Glanz is repped by ICM and Mosaic.