Susan Sarandon, William H. Macy & Marcia Cross To Star In Indie ‘Exit Right’

Susan Sarandon, William H. Macy and Marcia Cross

Susan Sarandon, William H. Macy and Marcia Cross Mark Seliger/Jonny Marlow/Amanda Friedman

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Sarandon (Maybe I Do), William H. Macy (Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes) and Marcia Cross (You) have signed on to star in Exit Right, a new indie that veteran documentary filmmaker Thomas A. Morgan will direct from his own script for the London-based Garrick Street Productions and Square Zero Films.

Marking Morgan’s narrative debut, the film centers on Jan Randall (Sarandon), whose brain — affected with inoperable cancer — makes her deeply afraid of being trapped inside. Refusing to take medications that would reduce her final days to a hospital bed, she moves into a tent in her backyard. Determined to give her one last gift, her husband John courageously takes her on a trip around the world — on foot, in their own hometown, for what is truly the trip of a lifetime.

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Sarandon’s Jan Randall is adventurous, confident and strong-willed. She retired after a successful career as a journalist, with both local and national recognition, and is fashionable without trying, bringing humanity and passion into everything she does.

Macy plays John Randall, who is recently retired from the accounting department of a furniture company.  He stays close to home and his life is practical. He likes things tidy and simple, with ironed jeans and a no-risk outlook on life…and his favorite color is beige.

Cross will play Monica Freeman, the estranged sister to Jan Randall, who is deeply contemptuous of John and determined to secure for her sister all the comforts modern medicine can provide.

Ed Glauser will produce through Garrick Street Productions. Sarandon and Macy will executive produce, along with Garrick Street’s Lawrence Aldridge and Michael Shyjka.

In a statement to Deadline, Morgan shared, “This story is personal to me on many levels. As we age, who gets to influence how we die?  Who do we want by our side?  How do we define love or family or community? Bringing a story like this to the world is a life-long dream fulfilled for a little boy who sat in the theater every weekend, waiting to see life unfold on a screen.”

An Oscar winner most recently seen in films like the hit Vertical rom-com Maybe I Do and DC’s Blue Beetle, Sarandon will next be seen starring opposite Bette Midler, Megan Mullally and Sheryl Lee Ralph in the Bleecker Street comedy The Fabulous Four, out July 26. Other upcoming projects include Tyler Perry’s Netflix war drama Six Triple Eight and the Stephen Chbosky film Nonnas with Vince Vaughn.

Repeatedly Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated for his starring role on Showtime’s Shameless, Macy is currently in theaters with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which has thus far grossed over $303M worldwide. Also recently starring in the acclaimed Prime Video comedy Ricky Stanicky, the actor will next be seen in Sean McNamara’s survival pic On Fire, Clint Bentley’s drama Train Dreams, and Season 2 of Fox’s Accused.

Emmy-nominated for her role on Desperate Housewives, Cross has most recently been seen on the series Monarch and You.

A News & Documentary Emmy nominee, Morgan’s feature credits as a director include the docs Scrum, Tomorrow’s Hope, Soufra, and Storied Streets.

Garrick Street Productions, a division of iGeneration Studios, most recently produced the Netflix drama My Life with the Walter Boys, which spent 21 days as the streamers #1 scripted series and was quickly renewed for a second season. TV projects in development include the Spanish Civil War drama Villa Paz, which has The Handmaid’s Tale EP Matthew Hastings attached as showrunner; Diva, based on the life of French heroine Julie Maupin; and the thriller Knife Edge, based on Simon Mayo’s bestselling novel.

Sarandon is represented by Atlas Artists; Macy by Atlas Artists and IAG; and Cross by Untitled Entertainment and Industry Entertainment.

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