Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner has never shied away from the challenge of switching between different formats of storytelling, having written for film and television — the latter of which includes credits on “Ray Donovan” and the upcoming season of “Homeland.” Therefore, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his latest venture happens to be a documentary.
“She’s The Best Thing In It” follows Tony-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson as she tries her hand at teaching the craft of acting to the next generation of performers. The film also features interviews with the likes of Frances McDormand and Melissa Leo, who provide additional commentary various topics related to performing.
Although the trailer seems to emphasize Wilson’s striking similarity — both physically and psychologically — to the late Elaine Stritch, who herself was the subject of a widely beloved 2013 documentary, it would be unfair to both women if we were to take their similarities for granted and assume that their stories are one and the same.
“She’s The Best Thing In It” will world premiere at SXSW next month. Check out the trailer below.