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January 11, 2011

So it turns out Catwoman will be Captain Kirk’s mom.

That’s another way of saying Michelle Pfeiffer has landed the final big role in the upcoming DreamWorks drama Welcome to People, co-starring as Chris Pine’s widowed mother, EW has learned exclusively. The movie is about an estranged son who returns home for his father’s funeral and must sort through his dad’s secret life. Elizabeth Banks plays Pine’s alcoholic half-sister and Olivia Wilde has been cast as Pine’s girlfriend.

Welcome to People was written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (who teamed on the Transformers movies, Star Trek reboot and TV’s Fringe) and Jody Lambert, with Kurtzman taking on first-time directing duties. If there’s any confusion, given the stars and filmmakers, this is a family drama — no lasers, robots, or space ships.

It starts shooting next week in Los Angeles with plans for release next year.


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