Heather Graham and Frederick Weller will star in the previously announced world premiere of Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot. The MCC Theater production will begin performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on September 4 and run through October 12. Opening night is set for September 22. Also joining the cast are Gia Crovatin and Callie Thorne.
Graham’s film credits include Boogie Nights, The Hangover (and its second sequel) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On TV, she can be seen in Californication and the Lifetime film adaptation of Flowers in the Attic. Weller’s most recently appeared on Broadway in Mothers and Sons. His additional stage credits include Take Me Out, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Rehearsal, The Little Foxes and Seascape. Crovatin appeared in LaBute’s reasons to be pretty and Reasons to be Happy at L.A. Theatre Works; she also starred in his short play In the Beginning at Clurman Theater’s Theater Uncut. Thorne has appeared on screen in the USA series Necessary Roughness, as well as Rescue Me and The Wire. She returns off-Broadway after appearing in The Country Club and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, tells the story of Karen (Graham) and Steve (Weller), two glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. The night before filming a big scene for the latest film by a hot shot European director, the two meet with their respective partners to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain?