There are quite a few great actresses in Hollywood, and obviously a lot of attractive ladies, but there is no cooler woman than Sarah Polley. That’s indisputable. I mean, you could dispute it, but you’d be wrong. And kind of a douche. And nobody likes a douche. So shut the fuck up already and agree with me here: Sarah Polley can rock every inch of your face off. Also, she’s brilliant.
So brilliant, in fact, that she wrote one of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays in 2009.
Now, it’s being produced. Polley will direct Take This Waltz, a follow-up to her critically successful Away from Her. The movie is about a love-triangle concerning a woman who realizes that she may be addicted to the honeymoon phase of her relationships. The problem? She’s been married for five years. She meets a man named Seth on a business trip and finds out that Seth lives in the same neighborhood. Fancy that! A little flirting leads to a little something else, and suddenly, you’ve got yourself a full-blown life crisis on your hands.
While in Sundance supporting her movie, Splice, it was also revealed that she’s nabbed two of the three leads for the movie already: Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams. Now, that’s an interesting pair, which is to say: Interesting inasmuch as Michelle Williams would never marry or carry on an affair with Seth Rogen, but this is actressin’ y’all. And if anyone can convince you that she’s in love with Seth Rogen, it’d be Michelle Williams, who is not that much less cool that Sarah Polley. And either Williams’ talent will rub off on Rogen, or his lack of dramatic talent will be all the more exposed while acting opposite her. Unless Rogen’s character is a pot-smoker, in which case he should be just fine.
Production is set to begin in July in Toronto, and the film is being financed by Telefilm Canada. Polley and Rogen are also Canadian. Michelle Williams is from Montana, which is kind of like Canada, except not at all cool. Fact.