Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco is reteaming with her Nurse Jackie director Brendan Walsh for I’ll Be Right There, an indie comedy written by Jim Beggarly (Free Samples) and set in New York.
The film follows a single mother named Wanda who has her hands full with her eight month pregnant daughter planning a wedding, her mother thinking she’s dying, and her wayward son either going into rehab or the army. She barely has time for herself, and lives to take care of her family, but everyone around her doesn’t seem to accept that.
“I’ll Be Right There is the kind of movie I’ve always responded to as a viewer; about normal people living normal lives – but somehow when you shine a spotlight on them, it all becomes pretty extraordinary. And moving,” said Falco in a statement. “I hope an audience might feel that way about our movie.”
Walsh added: “We can’t wait to share this sweet and funny Dysfunctional family with the world.”
Falco and Walsh previously worked together on Nurse Jackie, where Walsh directed eight episodes after working on the show as both a first and second assistant director. Falco is obviously best known for her key role on The Sopranos, and has also appeared in other well known shows such as American Crime Story and Oz.
Her film output isn’t as extensive, and she’s rarely the star on the silver screen, so it will be great to see her in the lead of something like this.
She’s also about to be seen in James Cameron‘s Avatar: The Way of Water as well as comedy El Tonto, which will mark the feature directorial debut of Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia).