EXCLUSIVE: Allison Janney has set her next film project after winning the Oscar for I, Tonya. The West Wing alum has signed on to the Bert & Bertie-directed Troupe Zero. Jim Gaffigan also has been set to star. The two join previously announced stars Viola Davis and Janney’s I, Tonya co-star Mckenna Grace.
Lucy Alibar wrote the screenplay though plot details remain unknown. Amazon Studios is financing the film, with Fences producer Todd Black producing.
Janney cleaned house during the film award season for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother LaVona Golden, winning the Spirit Award, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, and the SAG Award in addition to the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The seven-time Emmy winner can currently be seen on the CBS series, Mom, which was just picked up for a sixth season.
Gaffigan currently has two films out in theaters; the just-released Super Troopers 2 from Fox Searchlight and Ted Kennedy drama, Chappaquiddick. His upcoming pics include Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage’s Them That Follow and the thriller American Dreamer directed by Derrick Borte.
Janney is repped by Gersh and Thruline Entertainment. Gaffigan is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners