‘The Holdovers’: Carrie Preston Boards Alexander Payne’s Film For Miramax

Unique: Emmy Winner Carrie Preston ,good fight) has signed on to star with Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine’s Joy Randolph Miramax movie holdoverTwo-time Oscar winner and seven-time nominee Alexander Payne ,Nebraska, children,

play written by Whiskey Cavalier Producer David Hemmingson follows Paul Hunham (Giamati), a teacher at a prestigious academy whom no one likes—neither his students, nor his fellow faculty, nor the headmaster, who all admire his pomp and rigor. disturbs. With no family in the 1970s and nowhere to go on Christmas break, Paul remains at the school to supervise students unable to travel home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains – a troubled 15-year-old Angus, a fine student whose bad behavior always threatens to expel him.

Joining Paul and Angus is the school’s head cook, Mary (Randolph), who meets privileged sons and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three different shipwreck men form an unlikely Christmas family who share comic adventures over the course of two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help each other understand that they are not devoted to their past – that they can choose their own future.

Preston will play Lydia Crane, a cheerful, polite, sympathetic prep school office administrator who moonlights as a waitress. Lydia loves to have fun and is open to everyone. Her annual Christmas party brings all kinds of people together, including the lost and lonely. Hemingson, Mark Johnson and Bill Block are producing the film, which is currently in production in New England.

Preston recently struck a deal to return to Paramount+’s legal drama good fight In Season 6—directing an episode, and reprising her fan-favorite role as lawyer Elsbeth Tusconi good wife By-product. Actress debut role good wifeAnd thus far it was repeated for a handful of episodes. good fightThe first two seasons of, while directing one. He has also been seen on series such as: claws, Dr. Death, brockmire, when we get up, person of interest, happyish And true Blood, among many others. Notable film credits include to the bone, Flam, Doubt, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, towel head, The Stepford Wives And The Legend of Bagger Vance,

Preston is represented by Innovative Artists, Principal Entertainment LA and Jacoby Austen Tiermann.