It has been 8 years since Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis last acted together in Leelee Sobieski's Joan of Arc. However, what you probably remember is their collaboration in a film 10 years before; the many-hanky chick flick, Steel Magnolias. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two Oscar winners are now in talks for a third collaboration and second feature film -- Poor Things -- and I don't think it's the type of movie that you'd expect them to star in. While neither have been signed, I'm sure it's only a matter of time since MacLaine is one of the producers, alongside Rob Hickman of Still Rolling Productions.

Hickman collaborated on the story with Troma actor/screenwriter/everyman Trent Haaga (Zombiegeddon, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV). How a Troma man came to be connected that closely to MacLaine is beyond me. However, that actually makes me more intrigued about the actresses being involved, since the story is based on true, murderous events. It is a black comedy about two female con-artists who befriend and kill homeless men to cash in on their life insurance policies. Considering Haaga's previous work, I'm sure we can expect at least a little camp. The project already has a director attached as well -- Ash Baron Cohen. Described on IMDb simply as "Ash," he is the brother to that crazy faux Kazakhstanian, Sacha. This seems almost too crazy to be real, which has me sold on the idea.
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