When you’ve been working on the same TV show for 30 years, it’s understandable that at some point, you’d want to branch out. That’s exactly what the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright, is doing.
Cartwright wrote a film, In Search Of Fellini, based around her early career experience attempting to ‘find herself’ in Italy before establishing herself in Hollywood. The film is directed by Taron Lexton, stars Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub, and has now been picked up for a probable September release date, per Variety.
Ambi Media Group have picked up the rights. Co-founder Andrea Iervolino said: “The charmingly adventurous nature of In Search of Fellini really immerses audiences in the story. It is a perfect fit for Ambi as we build out our theatrical distribution slate.”
So, good news if you were worried that the cast of The Simpsons had been strapped to the walls of recording booths and forced to record their lines over the past decade as the show wallowed in mediocrity. Even better news if you enjoy female-centric coming-of-age dramas.