My Mother’s Curse

Writer Dan Fogelman is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in Hollywood. He started his career strong by penning hugely successful animated film like Cars and Tangled, and recently he has upped his game by getting a lot of live action projects going. He has written a script for the Seth Rogan and Barbara Streisand road trip comedy My Mother’s Curse, he made big money selling the script Crazy, Stupid, Love which is becoming a Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling comedy, and recently he even sold a script for a political comedy with Tom Cruise attached to star. That’s a lot of successful screenwriting he’s got going on. But, not content with just being a titan in the writing game, Fogelman is now looking to get his directorial debut together. The film will be called Imagine, and it’s about one of those old guy rockers who’s still hanging on to the lifestyle, but who wants to become a better person. In this film the catalyst for change is a letter from John Lennon that was sent 40 years earlier but never successfully delivered until recently. Whatever Lennon says in that letter sets the protagonist off on a path that leads to him reconnecting with an estranged son. Originally, Steve Carell was going to play the adult son, but he has had to drop out of the project in an acting capacity due to being Steve Carell. He’s a busy man. Someone who may be able to fit this film […]

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Paramount has greenlit the film, titled My Mother’s Curse, and it is expected to begin shooting in the spring. The story centers around a cross-country trip shared between an inventor (Seth Rogen) and his mother (Barbara Streisand). He is on the trip to hock his wares and she has tagged along to try and reunite with a lost love. The film has been in the works for quite some time, and has just finally gotten the green light. So I guess the question is, what about this project makes it worth so much effort to get it together?  So far there is no news of roles for a lifetime best friend or a way out of his league love interest for Rogen. Could he be making a play to step out of his comfort zone? And Streisand hasn’t acted in a non-Fockers film since 1996, what is her motivation for signing on to such an absurd sounding project?

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published: 04.16.2014
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