Kathleen Turner, Rosemarie DeWitt & Keyla Monterroso Mejia Join Inheritance Comedy ‘The Estate’

Kathleen Turner, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Keyla Monterroso Mejia have boarded The Estate, a comedy that’s already set to star Toni Collette, Anna Faris, and Thomas Haden Church.

The film will be written and directed by Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral), and revolves around sisters Macey and Savanna, who see their Aunt Hilda’s terminal illness as an opportunity to get her inheritance and rescue their dying café. Thus, they plan to improve their bitter relationship and cater to Hilda’s needs.

But they find that they’re not the only ones with an eye on the fortune, with their cousins Beatrice and Richard coming up with the same plan. A battle amongst the eclectic family commences as to who can impress the matriarch the most and come out on top.

There’s clear Succession vibes here, with The Estate likely getting the greenlight because it sounds like comedy-heavy film version of the popular HBO show. The project, financed by Signature Films and Capstone Studios, will be sold to international buyers at the virtual European Film Market next month.

Turner recently reunited with her Romancing The Stone and War Of The Roses co-star Michael Douglas on sitcom The Kominsky Method, and will soon be starring opposite Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux and Domhnall Gleeson in The White House Plumbers, HBO’s five-part limited series about Watergate.

DeWitt recently wrapped her own anticipated HBO series – the narrative version of acclaimed documentary The Staircase. She also had a main role in the TV adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. Her last film was 2018’s The Professor. Mejia is best known for playing cook-turned-actress Maria on the most recent season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Principal Photography on The Estate is scheduled to begin in New Orleans in February.


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