F*#k yeah! Catherine O’Hara, Robin Wright, Allison Janney and more will star in an all-female reading of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, according to EW.com. The re-imagined reading of the 1992 film’s script will be presented as part of director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) and Film Independent’s monthly reading events. The one-night-only Glengarry Glen Ross reading will be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on February 21.
The all-star cast features Wright (who is killing it on the new Netflix series House of Cards) as Glengarry’s office hot shot Ricky Roma, O’Hara (Waiting for Guffman) as over-the-hill salesman Shelley Levene, two-time Tony nominee Janney as George Aaronow, Maria Bello (Coyote Ugly) as Dave Moss and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) as John Williamson. The role of motivational speaker Blake, played on screen by Alec Baldwin, has yet to be cast.
Set in a Chicago real estate office, Glengarry Glen Ross exposes the depths men will sink to in their cutthroat quest to win a sales contest. The most recent Broadway revival starred Bobby Cannavale as Roma and Al Pacino as Levine. Glengarry Glen Ross first opened on Broadway on March 25, 1984 at the Golden Theatre and earned four Tony nominations, including Best Play. A 2005 revival starring Liev Schreiber, Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor and Tom Wopat won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.