Sheryl Lee Ralph, Timothy V. Murphy, and Bruce Greenwood have joined the cast of upcoming comedy “The Fabulous Four,” produced by Bleecker Street.
She joins previously cast Susan Sarandon, Bette Midler, and Megan Mullally. Ralph stepped into the role originally assigned to Sissy Spacek but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, “The Fabulous Four” follows the story of three lifelong friends (Sarandon, Mullally, and Ralph) who travel to Key West, Florida to be bridesmaids in a surprise wedding for their college friend Marilyn (Midler). The reunion rekindles sisterhood, brings the past back to life, and leads to unexpected changes in their lives through sparks, drinks, and romance.
Bleecker Street acquired North American rights to the film, set for a 2024 U.S. theater release. UTA Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance handled financing and the U.S. rights deal, while Sierra/Affinity manages international sales.
Richard Barton Lewis’ Southpaw Entertainment and Lauren Hantz of Hantz Motion Pictures are producing the film. Sheryl Lee Ralph, known for her role as Barbara Howard in “Abbott Elementary,” has a prolific career in stage and screen, including a Tony-nominated turn in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls.” Timothy V. Murphy has appeared in various TV series and films, while Bruce Greenwood recently starred in Netflix’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and the Fox medical drama “The Resident.”
Bleecker Street has also secured U.S. rights to other projects, including “One Life” and “Fackham Hall,” and they are set to release upcoming films like “What Happens Later” and “Waitress: The Musical.”