Brian Dennehy, J.K. Simmons Comedy ‘Life Support’ Being Sold By Phoenix International – Cannes

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Exclusive: Phoenix International is selling the Brian Dennehy family comedy Life Support (working title) at Cannes which stars Whiplash Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, Victor Victoria Oscar-nominated actress Lesley Ann Warren, Tom Arnold, and Anchorman‘s David Koechner.

Pic directed and written by stage and film actor Larry Clarke is loosely based on real events in his life, exploring the profound issues surrounding the end-of-life process.

Life Support centers around a manic Catholic family preparing for the death of their father, Bob (Dennehy), who wants to be in charge until his final day. The family includes an overly-religious brother (Arnold), who tries to keep the family legacy intact; a neurotic sister (Mo Gaffney), who can’t cope with the word “cremation;” an overbearing mother-in-law, Dawn (Warren); and the prodigal son, Eddie (Clarke), whose life is to change drastically when a huge secret comes to light. The other extended family (and friends) include cast: Eric Edelstein,
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