02nd Mar2021

Interview: J Blakeson discusses black comedy ‘I Care A Lot’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks to J Blakeson (The Disappearance Of Alice Creed) about writing and directing the morally ambiguous, visceral, tar black comedy I Care A Lot, how you cast someone as high profile as Rosamund Pike to play such a nasty piece of work as Marla Grayson and much more.

Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover, Fran, use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson – a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster, Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play – one that’s neither fair, nor square.

Also starring Peter Dinklage. Eliza Gonzalez, Dianne West, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr and Macon Blair, I Care A Lot is available to watch in the UK now on Amazon Prime Video.

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