Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening play Lotto winners 'Jerry and Marge' for Paramount+

Bryan Cranston will play Jerry Selbee in the movie Jerry and Marge Go Large. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Bryan Cranston will play Jerry Selbee in the movie "Jerry and Marge Go Large." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 21 (UPI) -- Paramount+ announced Monday the streaming service will premiere the original movie Jerry and Marge Go Large. Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star as Jerry and Marge Selbee.

The film is based on the true story of the Selbees. In Michigan, Jerry Selbee used a mathematical loophole to win $27 million in the Massachusetts lottery. Jerry and Marge used the winnings to revitalize their community.


Filming begins in July in Georgia. The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me director David Frankel directs from a screenplay by Brad Copeland, based on the Huffington Post article by Jason Fagone.

Since CBS All Access rebranded as Paramout+ in March, it has added Paramount original films The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and Infinite to its catalog.

Jerry and Marge Go Large will be the first onscreen collaboration between Bening and Cranston. Bening was nominated for four Oscars for The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right.

Since his Emmy winning role on Breaking Bad, Cranston received an Oscar nomination for playing Dalton Trumbo in the 2015 film Trumbo. He currently stars on the Showtime series Your Honor.


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