EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Pfeiffer cast as Chris Pine's mom in 'Welcome to People'

Michelle-PfeifferImage Credit: Dominique Charriau/WireImage.comSo 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.

Read more:
Olivia Wilde greets ‘Welcome to People’
Elizabeth Banks can do no wrong
Chris Pine in talks to star in ‘Welcome to People’


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  • S@n

    GREAT!

  • Marion

    I’m so envious of her, she has aged so beautifully.

    • Chris

      Same goes for Susan Sarandon.

      • Doug

        sarandon is a politician, why are you comparing her to an actress???

      • Bill

        How many Oscars have you blown..won Dougie?

  • Dave

    How old is she? She still looks amazing.

    • yepyep

      she was boring April 29, 1958
      She is was lovely woman.

  • Thayer

    YEs!!!!! So excited. I hope this is finally the movie that will win Pfeiffer her overdue Oscar!!!

    • Christian

      ME TOO! She deserves it!

    • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

      That would be fantastic

  • Coco

    So excited for new work by La Pfeiffer! And I second the Oscar sentiments. Brilliant and gorgeous.

  • Lindsey

    I love Michelle Pfeiffer and wish there were more roles for women such as her who have aged relatively gracefully.

  • donna

    I saw “Unstoppable” a few weeks ago now I need my Chris Pine fix. Since “Star Trek” is going to start filming this year too, Chris is going to be a very busy boy. Good Job:)

  • JazzK

    Wow, this project is looking so classy. Catwoman playing the Captain’s mama, how cool is that!

  • Grace

    Why does this make me so sad? Oh…cuz it means I’m getting old!

  • sabrina W

    chris pine has done so well since his princess diaries days, he was gorgeous in it, even if qeeming to be just another pretty face, i was iffy when i heard he’d been cast as james t kirk, that worked out wondefully, and i also just saw ‘unstoppable” really good movie, not a boring minute! sorry this is about michelle i like her too, stardust anyone…

  • majamabama

    Olivia Wilde isn’t doing to bad either. Tron Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, and now this. Wonder if she is ever going to make it back to House?

  • Diane

    Michelle is so beautiful it’s hard to imagine her with a 20 something son.

  • Me

    When is this woman gonna win a long overdue Oscar.

    • diva

      ela ja merecia ganha um oscar so pela beleza dela ok

  • Alexis

    I noticed she has kept a sterling smile on that million dollar face! I heard that Susie Diamond might make a come back with a sequel – I imagine that if the LA night clubs were the sets for Suzie that neither theater roles and theater standards could encompass the talent of Susie and The Fabulous Baker Boys for a second wind! She’s exotic and gorgeous as ever and I can’t wait to see her play the character of a mom for the umph-teenth bearing time; If this is her come back for 2011 maybe she can house the idea of Frankie and (fill in the blank) sequels for more of her grandeur towering over Hollywood and wehre is my Eric Clapton feat. Michelle Pfeiffer CD at??!

  • diva

    meu deus ela continua como sempre linda
    sou mulher,mas admiro muito ela pela beleza

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