Oh, Imogen. I cannot wait for your materialization. Once I heard that the comedic majesty—that bounty of glistening wit whose mellifluous tone is nothing short of theatrical nirvana—that is Kristen Wiig was developing this black comedy, I was enthralled. After I found out that Annette Bening would play the unwittingly antagonistic mother to Wiig’s faux-suicidal, (but still reasonably unstable) writer heroine, I was pleased. And the good feelings keep coming. The latest news: Darren Criss, Glee’s overwhelmingly adored (at least in my social circles) Blaine, will be joining the cast.
Criss’ acting talents, while ample, are actually not why I am so enthusiastic about his inclusion. See, Criss will be taking the male lead as the man with whom Wiig’s character is desperately in love. So that means Kristen Wiig can see the potential for a romance in a man Criss’ age. Incidentally, Criss and I just happen to be the same age…
Seriously though (before I cross the line from innocently smitten into super-creepy), the team working on this film, both on and offscreen (American Splendor directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini will be shooting Imogen) is exceptionally impressive. I am very much looking forward to a great, probably hilarious, plausibly heartbreaking movie. I suggest everyone be just as excited.