First ‘Damsels in Distress’ casting news

Reader Keith Cochran has discovered a couple of tidbits about Stillman’s next film, Damsels in Distress.

Greta Gerwig in 'Greenberg'
Greta Gerwig in Greenberg

First, Greta Gerwig, who you may have seen in Greenberg, mentioned she has a role in the film in this interview at WWD:

WWD: How do you balance your work between big movies and indies?

G.G.: It seems to find a natural balance, so far. In two weeks I’m starting Whit Stillman’s new film, called Damsels in Distress. I play a girl named Violet who runs a suicide-prevention center at a liberal arts college. She prevents suicides through the powers of Thirties song-and-dance numbers. So it’s a very dark comedy. I’m not really worried about my indie cred. I don’t think there’s any danger of me going, “I only do franchises now.”

Second, the “Look Who’s Working!” page at T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre in New York says:

Carrie McLemore will star in Whit Stillman’s latest film Damsels in Distress, now in production.

McLemore has only been in three TV episodes according to her IMDb page so it will be interesting to see what she does.

Finally, Keith also found this interview with Rob Reiner at Post which says:

POST: You co-founded Castle Rock Entertainment and you’ve also produced all your films. You must love producing?

REINER: I do, because it means I can control projects far more. I’m not at the mercy of people telling me “You’re over budget.” I know where the budget is. I know exactly what I need to do! Castle Rock’s still going strong. We’ve got several films we’re doing this year, including one we’re shooting right now called Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, directed by Will Gluck. We have another that just wrapped, called Faster, with The Rock, who’s great. Then we have another starting later this year, called Damsels in Distress, directed by Whit Stillman. So we’re quite busy. We try to make about three or four films a year, plus we have several other projects in development.

So there are the first bits of Damsels news. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

3 thoughts on “First ‘Damsels in Distress’ casting news

  1. I hope this movie is not another Last Days of Disco. The characters in LDD shouldn’t talk like the kids in Metropolitan. Watch the movies of Judd Apatow, Mr Stillman, so you can get an idea.

  2. I Hope this film is like Last Days of Disco. I also hope it’s like Barcelona and Metropolitan. The last thing Whit Stillman should do is look to Judd Apatow for inspiration (talented though Judd is)

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