Jon Hamm in talks to star in Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime
Don Draper might jump into the future. Mad Men actor Jon Hamm is in final talks to star in a film adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s play Marjorie Prime, EW has confirmed. Hamm would tackle the role of Walter, who appears as a holographic version of his younger self to help his 85-year old widow, Marjorie (to be played by Lois Smith), deal with her memory problems.
Marjorie Prime tackles memory from different angles and the concept of growing older. Marjorie’s caregivers, her daughter and son-in-law, argue over how to best take care of their aging mother and grapple with technology’s ever-increasing role in humans’ lives. The play earned Harrison, a writer on Orange Is the New Black, a spot among 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalists for drama.
Michael Almereyda (Experimenter), who also wrote the screen adaptation, will direct and Uri Singer of BB Film Production will produce. Production is set to start in October.