Fresh off her box office success with Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson will star with Whoopi Goldberg in the indie comedy Furlough. IFC has signed on to distribute the film.
Furlough centers on a woman (Thompson) who lives with and cares for her aging mother (Goldberg), while working part-time at a jail. At work, she is given a chance to show off her abilities when she is assigned to accompany an unruly prisoner (Melissa Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. The trip does not go as planned.
Anna Paquin, Edgar Ramirez and Lala Anthony are set to co-star.
“I am thrilled to partner with Bankside and again with IFC Films, a company with such an important and influential track record,” the film’s director, Laurie Collyer said. “I am also excited to bring a new genre to them with Furlough, so we can share lots of laughs in the theater, as well as a few tears.”
The legendary Goldberg can be seen as the co-host of The View on ABC, while Thompson will return to the MCU as Valkyrie in Avengers: Infinity War May 4.
Source: Shadow and Act