Big news is here for fans of television, and those that enjoy watching a star-studded cast. Lorraine Bracco is set to play the lesbian lover of a character that will be played by Penny Marshall in a new show.
The two female icons in the film industry are heading to the small screen in an upcoming comedy. Bracco and Marshall will be added to the list of several film actors that have turned to the the medium of television, with hit TV shows in the past couple of years - including Kevin Bacon, Liev Schrieber, and Jeff Daniels, just to name a few.
Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall have each acted in numerous films throughout their lengthy careers, but have not been involved in a project like this one before. Penny Marshall has also had experience as a director throughout her career, becoming one of the most successful female directors.
Huh Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall are going to play a lesbian couple...interesting...
— Lisa G. (@ShadowTango) February 1, 2014
The two actresses will play lovers in the new comedy that will air on Fox. The show is called Mulaney, and is based on the life of John Mulaney, who will also write and star in the show. Mulaney is a former writer for SNL, and the more well-known SNL writer, Lorne Michaels, is also attached to the project as an executive producer.
The show will follow an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors. Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall will play a lesbian couple who are friends with Mulaney's neighbor, Oscar.
Oscar is played by veteran actor Elliot Gould, who many people remember as the father of Ross and Monica Geller on Friends, while Martin Short will also be joining the ensemble cast as Mulaney's boss.
Here I thought my officially moving in w/my bf would be the biggest thing to happen to me tod--PENNY MARSHALL LORRAINE BRACCO LESBIAN COUPLE
— Janet Venable (@tawilliams11) January 31, 2014
Marshall has directed hit films such as Big, A League Of Their Own, and Jumpin Jack Flash. She also starred in, and directed select episodes of the television comedy Laverne And Shirley.
Lorraine Bracco has been seen in multiple gangster roles throughout her career, often portraying their wives, with roles in both Goodfellas and The Sopranos. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Goodfellas, for her role as Karen Hill. Her recent TV credits also include I Married A Mobster and Rizzoli And Isles, playing Rizzoli's mom.
The new comedy Mulaney offers up a healthy dose of well-known actors, in addition to Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall, and is sure to be a big hit when it begins airing on Fox.
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