Wait, is Hollywood trying to give Cynthia Nixon an Oscar? Um, yes please and thank you. I don't even need to see the film in question to appreciate the utter amazingess of Cynthia Nixon aka Miranda Hobbs aka Vivian Bearing (Broadway's Wit). She has an ability to cross genres and mediums with incredible ease, and wows us each time.
Apparently The Film Arcade, the independent film distribution company that's backing her latest feature, JAMES WHITE, is kicking off an awards campaign for Nixon. The actress stars in the coming-of-age film as a mother battling a serious illness with an adult son who's struggling to find his way. Read more from the press release announcement:
JAMES WHITE is a coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes. A confident and closely observed directorial debut by MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE producer Josh Mond, JAMES WHITE explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. James White (Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, but his mother's battle with a serious illness forces James to take control of his life. As the pressure mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style, the film follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.
I can only hope this is on the same level of Martha Marcy May Marlene, but I know Nixon wouldn't be a part of something awful. I am truly intrigued.
JAMES WHITE will open theatrically on November 13.