Jacki Weaver Stars In New Stan Series That Looks Like The Next Breaking Bad
Jacki Weaver has showed us how older Aussie women can still knock it out of the park in Hollywood.
She's shined in Bird Box, Silver Linings Playbook and Animal Kingdom, however she's here for a new project that looks absolutely incredible.
Perpetual Grace, LTD looks like the next Breaking Bad, which is a big statement to make, but the trailer shows us it's got the perfect combination of megalomania, money and death.
The show's synopsis reads: "James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects."
Pastor Brown is played by the incredible Ben Kingsley and is supported by Weaver, who portrays his on-screen wife.
There's something about this show that looks like it could be the next big thing.
One person who watched the trailer said: "Oh my god this looks absolutely amazing. Proof that acting and directing can trump production values."
Another added: "Awesome actors and awesome writer and a director! I cannot ask for more. [Creator] Steven Conrad doesn't fail to surprise me this time too."
While there are many elements that could see it being the next Breaking Bad, the big point is that it's also set in New Mexico - that's maybe why viewers have been getting Walter White vibes.
Kingsley told Deadline: "The quality of the writing sustains us, and the dignity...of our director sustains us. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to explore the light and the dark, the light and shade. I could not say 'no'."
Weaver seems like she'll be giving us the same energy she brought in Animal Kingdom, where she played a gang family matriarch.
That role earned her her first Academy Award nomination, so here's hoping she brings that type of intensity to Perpetual Grace, LTD.
Jacki has also been in the news for a bit of off-screen shade being thrown at actor Anjelica Huston.
The Addams Family matriarch slagged off an 'old-cheerleader movie' to Vulture in a wide ranging interview, which many people took as a dig against Poms, a film which Weaver is in.
In response, the Oscar nominee told Huston she can 'go fuck herself' and added: "I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago."
The show will premiere on Stan on June 3 and we cannot wait for this. Fingers crossed it lives up to the hype.
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