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‘Maggie Moore(s)’: Jon Hamm And Tina Fey’s Crime Comedy To Release On Lionsgate Play

Jon Hamm and Tina Fey liven up the crime comedy ‘Maggie Moore(s)’, releasing exclusively on Lionsgate Play on October 20. Director John Slattery opens up about the same.


‘Maggie Moore(s)’

A cop, a murderer, and two Maggies – here comes a murderous mystery comedy in the form of ‘Maggie Moore(s)’ that takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions. Filled with hilarity, the crime film stars the iconic Jon Hamm and Tina Fey in titular roles as they showcase the story of a double homicide. But these aren't any ordinary homicides, for the victims bear the same name - Maggie! Is it just an expected coincidence or is there a bigger web of lies yet to be uncovered? Find out with Jon Hamm who plays detective in ‘Maggie Moore(s)’.

Talking about the story he wanted to tell through the script, director John Slattery said, “What struck me about Paul Bernbaum’s script was the vulnerability of everyone in the story. They’re almost all lonely, searching for some kind of emotional connection, happiness, or satisfaction, in the middle of an insane story about a double murder, which I found to be a deft balancing act. Both of these elements coexisted seamlessly. I wanted to tell this story which was so specific in character, tone, feeling, and intention, partly to see if I could execute it as specifically as it was written— try to maintain that specificity through the entire filmmaking process, given all the challenges and obstacles along the way. Keeping that feeling which moved me to do it in the first place— through casting and hiring designers, collaborators— explaining, protecting, allowing it to change—I try to come as close as I can to what I experienced when I first read it… so that hopefully the audience will do the same.”


‘Maggie Moore(s)’ releases on October 20.