Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Welcome to People

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Entertainment Weekly has learned that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Chris Pine’s widowed mother in DreamWorks Pictures’ Welcome to People.

The drama is about a young businessman (Pine) who returns home after his estranged father’s sudden death, only to uncover a devastating family secret, which sends him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.

Elizabeth Banks plays Pine’s alcoholic half-sister and Olivia Wilde has been cast as Pine’s girlfriend.

The project, which starts shooting this week in Los Angeles, will mark Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut. He wrote the script with Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert.