Fiddling the lottery is probably wrong, but when it’s Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, we can, er, surely support it.

Paramount has announced that Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening will star in an upcoming comedy about a couple that fiddle the lottery to the tune of $27m, only to spend the money reviving their tired Michigan town. It goes by the name of Go Large.

Based on an improbable yet true story, Cranston plays a retiree who discovers a ‘mathematical loophole’, which allows him to defraud the lottery, with the help of his wife played by Bening. Rather than keep the cash for themselves, sleeping on mountains of it at night like Scrooge McDuck, the couple instead put it to good use. They use it to improve the lives of everybody around them.

In the US, the film will be released by Paramount on its streaming platform, Paramount+, but as we don’t have access to that service here, we’ll hopefully be getting a theatrical release. The film will be directed by the helmer of The Devil Wears Prada, David Frankel, who also has an Oscar win to his name, for the 1996 short film Dear Diary. 

Not a great deal else is known about the project at the moment, but the casting of Cranston and Bening alone makes this a project to look forward to. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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