Written by: Etan Vlessing
Originally published by: The Hollywood Reporter
December 5th 2018
Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman and Anastasia Phillips are starring in Tammy’s Always Dying, the second feature from director Amy Jo Johnson, who played the original pink Power Ranger Kimberly Hart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and in two subsequent feature films.
The dark comedy, based on a script by Joanne Sarazen, sees Huffman play Tammy, a charismatic, yet self-destructive mother to 35-year-old Catherine, played by Phillips, whose role as a caregiver changes when Tammy is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Catherine eventually recruits a talk show agent to help profit from her mother’s miserable life story. But as Tammy’s death becomes her daughter’s only way out, one problem stands in her way: Tammy just won’t die.
The Canadian indie from JA Productions, Plainspeak Pictures and Prospero Pictures is shooting in Hamilton, Ontario. The ensemble cast for Tammy’s Always Dying includes Clark Johnson, Aaron Ashmore, Kristian Bruun and Lauren Holly.
Director Johnson as an actress played Julie Emrick on Felicity, and earlier directed her first feature, The Space Between.
Tammy’s Always Dying is produced by Jessica Adams and Harry Cherniak, with Martin Katz, Karen Wookey, Joannie Burstein, Huffman and Johnson sharing the executive producer credits.
TAJJ Film Distribution will oversee worldwide sales. Huffman is repped by Creative Artists Agency. Phillips is repped by Oscar Abrams Zimel & Associates.