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Lizzy Caplan to Portray Alcoholic Writer in New Dark Comedy

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Sit around and soak up this awesomeness. Lizzy Caplan has signed on to headline a self-described “passion project,” a dark comedy called Friend of Bill, made by an all-female creative team. Named to the Black List in 2011, the film centers around “a writer arrested for public intoxication and forced to take a sabbatical in order to kick her alcoholism.” Choosing to retreat to the small, peaceful town where she grew up, she finds “solace and sobriety nearly impossible to achieve while dealing with a complicated relationship with her mother and a pair of male suitors”  a former teacher of hers and a volunteer at the AA meetings she attends in secret. Co-produced by Caplan, the film is written by Harper Dill and will be directed by Amy Rice. If we know anything about Caplan by now, she can certainly master anything.

Lizzy Caplan to Portray Writer in Dark Comedy