Michael K. Williams has been cast in Todd Solondz’ new film!
Says Werc Werk, which is producing the the yet to be titled, part-sequel/part-variation of “Happiness”:
There is Joy (SHIRLEY HENDERSON), who discovers her husband Allen (MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS) is not quite cured of his peculiar “affliction” and runs away, seeking solace and guidance from her mother and sisters; her former suitor, Andy (PAUL REUBENS), now deceased, but still never giving up in his effort to win Joy’s heart; her sister Trish (ALLISON JANNEY), who meets Harvey (MICHAEL LERNER), a lonely divorced man on the cusp of retirement, and hopes that a new man in the house will bring stability to her fragile family; her sister Helen (ALLY SHEEDY) who feels victimized by both her family and her Hollywood success; her mother Mona (RENEE TAYLOR), who can’t let go of her bitterness about men; Harvey’s son Mark (RICH PECCI), who struggles with social isolation and profound pessimism; Bill (CIARAN HINDS), Trish’s former husband, just released from prison and on a quest to reconnect with his son Billy (CHRIS MARQUETTE); Jacqueline (CHARLOTTE RAMPLING), the needy woman who forgoes caution in her desperate search for love; and Kristina (CHANE’T JOHNSON), a fugitive from prison who can’t let go of her obsessive–albeit chaste–love for Allen. These and other characters and storylines as well–alternately funny and sad, outrageous and poignant–dovetail, expand, and collide to create a kaleidoscopic and emotionally resonant portrait of prisoners of love and life during wartime.
If you notice many of these are characters from “Happiness,” and that Omar is playing Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s character… While Paris Hilton – though confimed as part of the cast – is not noted in the press release as to who she is playing.
Here’s a breakdown of the who become who:
Jane Adams ==> Shirley Henderson
Jon Lovitz ==> Paul Reubens (!)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman ==> Michael K. Williams
Lara Flynn Boyle ==> Ally Sheedy
Dylan Baker ==> Ciaran Hinds
Rufus Read ==> Chris Marquette
Camryn Manheim ==> Chane’t Johnson