Tribeca Festival / Exclusive Video Interview: Larry Wilmore on the Feel-Good Nature of ‘Jerry & Marge Go Large’

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Jerry & Marge Go Large brings to the screen the story of Jerry (Bryan Cranston) and Marge (Annette Bening), a married couple that, thanks to Jerry’s mathematical expertise, figured out a way to play a lottery game as they could be guaranteed to win. It’s an endearing, real-life premise that emphasizes goodness and community above all else.

In the cast alongside Cranston and Bening is Larry Wilmore, who plays Jerry’s accountant, Steve, who expresses his reservations above participating in the game but soon comes to appreciate Jerry’s creativity and profitability. I had the chance to speak with Wilmore about what drew him to the project and the joy of getting to work with Cranston two decades after he was making The Bernie Mac Show and Cranston was doing Malcolm in the Middle.

You can watch the video above, and read below for an official summary and where to watch.

Jerry and Marge Go Large
Bryan Cranston as Jerry Selbee and Larry Wilmore as Steve Woods in Jerry & Marge Go Large streaming on Paramount+.Photo credit:Jake Giles Netter/Paramount+

Film summary:

JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE is inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee (Bryan Cranston), who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife Marge (Annette Bening), wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.

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Jerry & Marge Go Large makes its world premiere in the Spotlight Narrative section at the 2022 Tribeca Festival on Wednesday, June 15th, and debuts exclusively on Paramount+ on Friday, June 17th.

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