Winona has joined the cast of a Vince Vaughn/Kevin James comedy. The town (Hollywood) is saying it's her comeback.
Shoplifting issues aside, I wondered what happened to her career. One casting director said now that Winona is starting to actually look a little older, it will be easier to cast her. Winona is in her late 30s but for the longest time looked like she was still in college. You couldn't cast her in the same dramatic roles as her peers and she wasn't really known for comedy.
I had to think for a while, what was the last memorable movie for her. I remember going to screening of "Girl Interrupted". The minute Angelina Jolie's character showed up, Winona was done. Angelina blew her off screen. As it was an industry screening everyone was talking how Winona was the star of the movie but you completely forgot about her. Not a good sign.
Then the shoplifting thing happened, along with some poor films choices and Winona was off the radar.
I'm curious to see what she will do with this new role and where her career goes from here.
I thought the trailer below was too lighthearted for a pretty intense movie.
Have a great weekend.