Channing & Hutton Lead 'Multiple Sarcasms' Film
Broadway stars Stockard Channing and Timothy Hutton will star in the new film, Multiple Sarcasms, alongside Laila Robins. Multiple Sarcasm, which features a play within the film, additionally showcases contributions by Broadway producer Milton Justice. The film opens in theaters on May 7, 2010.
A richly textured drama about self discovery leavened by humor and irony, Multiple Sarcasms follows Gabriel Richmond (Timothy Hutton) as he takes an unconventional path to shedding his life of convention by writing a play. The play is based on himself and his relationships with the women in his life - his patient wife (Dana Delany), precocious daughter (India Ennenga), best friend and partner-in-sarcasm Cari (Mira Sorvino), and even the agent (Stockard Channing) who befriends him. As the play becomes about his life, the process proves both disruptive and healing for him as well as his close knit group of family and friends. Drawn into Gabriel's turmoil, his wife, best friend and business partner begin re-examining their own lives and relationships with him, while others like his daughter and agent provide the stability to help him pull through.
Stockard Channing's extensive theatre credits include "Joe Egg" (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), "Hapgood" (Drama Desk nomination), "Love Letters" (original cast), "Woman in Mind" (Drama Desk Award), "The Rink," "The Golden Age," "They're Playing Our Song," "Little Foxes," and her work in "The Lion in Winter," "House of Blue Leaves" (Drama Desk nomination), "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun," and "Six Degrees of Separation" (Drama Desk nomination) earned her four Tony Award nominations. For "Six Degrees..." she received an Obie Award and Drama League Award for Performance of the Year as well as an Olivier Award nomination when she performed the play in London. When she recreated her "Six Degrees..." role for film, she was nominated for an Oscar anda Golden Globe. Other film credits include "Bright Young Things," "Must Love Dogs," "The Business of Strangers" (AFI Film Award nomination), "Where the Heart Is," "Practical Magic," "Twilight," "The First Wives' Club," "Smoke" (SAG nomination), "Moll Flanders," "Heartburn," "Grease" (People's Choice Award), "Isn't She Great?" and the upcoming "Sparkle," and "Multiple Sarcasms." In 2002, Ms. Channing won two Emmy Awards for her roles as First Lady Abby Bartlet on NBC's "The West Wing," and for the role of Judy Shepard in "The Matthew Shepard Story," for which she also received a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received a 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for her role in "Jack."
Currently starring in the television series Leverage, where he plays an insurance investigator who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, Hutton made his Broadway stage debut opposite Elizabeth McGovern in the A.R. Gurney play, Love Letters. He followed this with another Broadway role in the Craig Lucas hit comedy, Prelude To A Kiss, which also starred Mary-Louise Parker and Barnard Hughes. For his first feature film performance, as Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People (1980), Hutton won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. His performance also earned Hutton the Golden Globe Award for New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture. Additional film credits include The Falcon and The Snowman with Sean Penn. On television, he has appeared in A Long Way Home co-starring Brenda Vaccaro, Friendly Fire, Young Love; First Love, Father Figure, Nero Wolfe Mystery, WW3, and Kidnapped.