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Matthew Broderick, Chloë Sevigny to parent selectively blind daughter in Look Away


Matthew Broderick and Chloë Sevigny will star in the upcoming dark comedy Look Away, Deadline reports. The film, directed by Andy Delaney and Monty Whitebloom and written by Hannibal producer Jennifer Schuur, centers on a young woman who suffers from a fictional condition called selective blindness that renders her physically unable to see her mother. The selectively blind lead will be played by up-and-coming British actor Shannon Tarbet. Broderick and Sevigny will play her parents, meaning Sevigny will be the selectively invisible mom.

Sevigny continues to be a scene-stealing powerhouse on television, with a recent role on Netflix’s Bloodline, where she was underused but still made the most of every scene. She’ll also return to the dysfunctional American Horror Story family this fall on AHS: Hotel, where she’ll be the only hope of filling the enormous gap left in the cast by Jessica Lange’s departure. (Now we’re kind of wishing selective blindness were a real thing so we could have never seen AHS: Freak Show in the first place.)


In addition to Look Away—which started filming on June 8—Sevigny’s upcoming film projects include Love And Friendship, a Whit Stillman-directed adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan. Broderick, meanwhile, is considerably less busy but is presumably still waiting to see if Sarah Jessica Parker’s upcoming Divorce project for HBO is a coded message.

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