EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ Good Wife is hooking up with some Stand Up Guys. Julianna Margulies, the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG-winning star of CBS’ legal drama The Good Wife, has joined Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in Stand Up Guys, an action dramedy feature, which is being directed by Fisher Stevens, Oscar-wining producer of The Cove. The project centers on two aging hitmen who have one last night of wildness before one has to murder the other.
In the film, written on spec by Noah Haidle, Margulies will play Arkin’s daughter Lila who works as a nurse in the hospital and takes care of Al Pacino when he OD’s on Viagra. Playing a nurse a familiar territory for WME-repped Margulies who shot to stardom with her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC’s long-running medical drama ER. She will film Stand Up Guys during her hiatus from The Good Wife, which is expected to return for a fourth season next fall. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is producing in association with Lakeshore, with Lionsgate distributing domestically.