Production is underway in Mississippi on AGC Studios’ ensemble comedy Breaking News In Yuba County starring Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, and Awkwafina.
AGC is fully financing and has released the first image from the set (pictured). Tate Taylor directs from a Black List script by Amanda Idoko, and produces with kake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker through Nine Stories, Franklin Leonard’s The Black List, and John Norris.
Janney plays Sue, an overlooked pencil-pusher who catches her husband in bed with another woman, causing him to die of a heart attack. Sue buries her husband and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband.
However things spiral out of control when Sue finds herself in over her head dodging the police and criminals, while trying to keep the truth from her half-sister and aggressive local news anchor Nancy (Kunis), and relentless Detective Harris (Hall).
The cast includes Juliette Lewis, Wanda Sykes, Matthew Modine, Ellen Barkin, Samira Wiley, Bridget Everett, Jimmi Simpson, Keong Sim, and Chris Lowell.
AGC Studios chairman and CEO Stuart Ford serves as executive producer alongside AGC head of film Greg Shapiro, Nine Stories’ Annie Marter, and Idoko.