Molly Shannon joins the cast of Zach Braff’s A Good Person with Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman
Braff is best known for his starring role on the NBC sitcom, “Scrubs,” but he also caused a stir with his directorial debut, “Garden State,” which he wrote and starred alongside Natalie Portman in 2004. He and Pugh are an actual couple, and he previously directed her in the short film “In the time it takes to get there”, which you can watch above. He also previously directed Freeman in the senior junkyard comedy “Going in Style”.
Pugh made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut this year in “Black Widow” and is set to reprise her role as Yelena Bolova in the Disney + series “Hawkeye” in November. She’s been on a hot streak since her role in “Midsommar,” which we just reviewed late last week.
Freeman starred in the Amazon Prime Video anthology “Solos” this year, and Braff directed the first episode of that series. This month, we also learned the interesting news that Freeman will be alongside Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito in “Sniff,” a film noir set in a retirement home.
Shannon recently appeared in Oscar-winning “Promising Young Woman,” as well as this year’s HBO hit “The White Lotus”. In “Saturday Night Live” she played the famous role of Mary Katherine Gallagher, a Catholic schoolgirl who was not above putting her hands under her armpits and then sniffing them.
That doesn’t make her a bad person, and we have no direct way of judging her character, or anyone else here, beyond her film and television work. But they will all collaborate on “A Good Person”, which will begin production this fall.