Tripplehorn Joins HBO Films’ Grey Gardens

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Jeanne Tripplehorn has been cast as Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Grey Gardens, HBO Films’ true story about a couple of eccentric members of the Kennedy clan, says The Hollywood Reporter. It is being directed by Michael Sucsy.

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore already have been cast as Big Edie and Little Edie, the respective aunt and cousin of Onassis who made headlines when the health department threatened to raid their flea- and raccoon-infested 28-room East Hampton, N.Y., mansion.

Also joining the cast are Daniel Baldwin, who plays Julius Krug, the former secretary of the interior and secret true love of Little Edie; Ken Howard (“Cane”), who plays Big Edie’s husband; Malcolm Gets (“Caroline in the City”), cast as Big Edie’s accompanist; and Arye cq Gross (“The Practice”), who portrays Albert Maysles, the filmmaker who co-made the 1975 documentary the film takes its inspiration from.

Sucsy co-wrote the screenplay with Patricia Rozema and produces with David Coatsworth.

Shooting is under way in Toronto.