Kim Cattrall is the latest star to join the Lionsgate comedy About My Father, inspired by stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. According to Deadline, the Golden Globe and two-time Screen Actors Guild winner will play Tigger, Ellie’s powerful mother, a U.S. Senator.
Laura Terruso is directing the film. Terruso’s latest film is the Netflix comedy Work It starring Keiynan Lonsdale, Liza Koshy, Sabrina Carpenter, and Jordan Fisher. Maniscalco co-wrote the script with Austen Earl (Happy Together).
Leslie Bibb (American Housewife) and Robert De Niro are also starring in the comedy.
Elle, Maniscalco’s fiancée, will be played by Bibb. Maniscalco’s father Salvo will be played by De Niro.
About My Father follows Maniscalco as he informs his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo (De Niro) that he will propose to his is all-American girlfriend Elle (Bibb). Though cultures clash and the two families appear to have nothing in common, by the end of the weekend, they’ll be “la Famiglia.”
Cattrall is best known for starring in the HBO hit series Sex and the City as Samantha Jones. She can be seen most recently in the Fox series Filthy Rich as Margaret Monreaux and the CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story as Colleen Powell.