Sadly, having a great idea and vision is not enough to make a movie. It takes a toll on legends, as they have to hustle really hard to find a financer for their project. Legendary filmmaker John Waters, who is currently working on a film, is desperately looking for a financer so that he can smoothly commence the development of his upcoming film.

Waters is a renowned filmmaker who has delivered numerous incredible films throughout his career. Apart from being a visionary auteur, Waters is also an impeccable writer, actor, and artist. Among his several writing works is his novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance, which the filmmaker seeks to adapt as a film. In October 2022, Deadline reported that Village Roadshow Pictures optioned the novel for a film adaptation, with Waters set to write the screenplay and direct. Though everything is almost planned to begin the development of the film, what hampers the project is the budget required to make the film.

According to Waters, executives liked his script for the adaptation. But they did not have the budget available to make it as of yet. Although one crucial element in making the film is still missing, Waters is at least certain about another crucial aspect of the film, which is its star power.

The filmmaker has confirmed that Aubrey Plaza will lead his upcoming film Liarmouth.

What can be expected from John Waters’ upcoming film?

Aubrey Plaza will lead Liarmouth as Marsha Sprinkle, a “compulsive kleptomaniac” who plans a heist with her lover, Daryl, only to become separated from him. About her involvement, Waters summarized the situation thusly, saying, “I’m thrilled that she’s going to [star in it].

Plaza is a renowned actress who is popularly known for her appearance in the second season of the HBO anthology series The White Lotus, for which she received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Her upcoming collaboration with Waters may add to her impressive resume.

The Liarmouth‘s synopsis reads:

“A hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, and family dysfunction from the brilliantly twisted mind of John Waters, the legendary filmmaker and bestselling author of Mr. Know-It-All.

Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her Liarmouth―until one insane man makes her tell the truth.

Liarmouth, the first novel by John Waters, is a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance,” and the reader will thrill to hop aboard this delirious road trip of riotous revenge.”

John Waters is an established and one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the film industry who has delivered incredible films like  Desperate Living (1977), Polyester (1981), Cry-Baby (1990), Serial Mom (1994), Pecker (1998), and Cecil B. Demented (2000).

His films contain elements of postmodern comedy and surrealism. Something similar can be expected with his upcoming project, and considering his previous notable works, something good can be expected. Right now, the crucial requirement to begin the production is finding a financer.

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