THE LAST WORD is an upcoming drama film directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies), from a screenplay by Stuart Ross Fink. Starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, the film will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.
In THE LAST WORD, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Seyfried), to pen her life’s story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future.
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