Shameless and Fargo star William H. Macy will direct his third film with the upcoming comedy-drama Krystal. That is a big announcement on it's own. But that's not all. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411 Krystal will also feature an array of stars, including some from the biggest shows around at the moment.
Macy's all-star cast will be headed by his Oscar-nominated wife Felicity Huffman and will also star Oscar Winner and American Horror Story star Kathy Bates, Daredevil's Rosario Dawson, John Leguizamo, Joe Maganiello, rapper T.I. and Jurassic World star Nick Robinson. That is one star-studded cast! Huffman is an amazing actress who has received an Emmy Award for her recent work on American Crime! We all know how amazing Kathy Bates can be as she has most recently shown us with her three diverse roles on American Horror Story. Furthermore, Rosario Dawson never fails to deliver an authentic performance which we have seen since she starred in Rent and continue to see as she portrays Claire on both Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Maganiello is also a well tenured actor with many leading roles to his credit (Magic Mike, Sabotage). Moreover, it's ironic that Nick Robinson - who just celebrated his 21st Birthday - is in the film as both he and Macy are Jurassic Park alumni with Macy starring in Jurassic Park III and Robinson starring in Jurassic World (4).
According to an interview with Deadline.com, Krystal is "about a young man who has a heart condition which preludes him from going to college or playing sports or falling in love. Into his life comes Krystal. An ex-heroin addict, alcoholic, hooker, you name it. She's on the run and she's got a son and it becomes this unlikely love affair which of course never works out."
Sounds like a compelling story! Macy is becoming a more experienced director with each film and with this star-studded cast, it looks like Krystal could be one to watch!