For a Paramount+ release, a true storey of two small-town citizens who won largely at the lottery is presently in production. In addition, there’s a lot of work being done on the film library of CBS All Access, a relatively new streaming service.
‘Jerry and Marge Go Large’ will be directed by David Frankel, whose previous credits include ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ in 2006, ‘Marley and Me’ in 2008, ‘Sex and the City and ‘The Morning Show’ in recent years. ‘Jerry and Marge Go Large’ was written by Jason Fagone and is based on his original Huffington Post long-form piece.
The release date for “Jerry and Marge Go Large” has not yet been announced. In a June 2021 article, it was stated that major production would begin in July 2021. As of this month, according to Movie Insider, the movie is officially under development. Based on a Huffington Post storey published on March 1, 2018, this initiative has been in development for a few years.
Considering that the film is presently in development, we may expect to see it sometime in 2022, most likely in the second part of the year, given that August 2021 is just around the corner and production has only just started. Because of this, only a few cast members have been revealed so far.
As Jerry Selbee and Marge Selbee, Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening will take the starring roles. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is most recognised for his role as Walter White. The actor has appeared in films such as “Trumbo” and “The Upside” since his stint on the Showtime drama, and he will return to television in 2020 with the Showtime miniseries “Your Honor.” On the other hand, Bening has been working in Hollywood since the 1980s and is a veteran of the industry. Bening’s credits include “The American President,” “American Beauty,” and “The Kids Are All Right.”
Additionally, Rainn Wilson and Larry Wilmore have been added to the cast. From “The Office” to “Utopia” in 2020 and “Mom” on CBS, Wilson has appeared in a variety of productions. “Upload” on Amazon Prime Video and “The Laundromat” on Netflix both star Wilmore, who is primarily a screenwriter. Who Wilson and Wilmore will be playing in “Jerry and Marge Go Large” is still unknown.
A couple from Michigan, Jerry and Marge Selbee, won $7.75 million by playing the lottery, according to Jason Fagone’s book “Jerry and Marge Go Large.” A mathematician by nature, Jerry decided to dig into the lottery process to see if he could apply math to improve his odds of winning. Further, Jerry uncovered a loophole in the roll-down method, which allows for bigger payouts for lower-tier winners when there is no jackpot winner.
Jerry and Marge’s search for the truth led to a multi-year drama that spanned well beyond their little village. It would make Jerry and Marge millionaires, ignite a Boston Globe Spotlight investigation, unleash a statewide political scandal, and expose the hypocrisy at the heart of America’s favourite form of regulated gambling, writes Fagone in the HuffPost post.