|Allison Janney, Peri Gilpin and Britt Hennemuth star in Break a Hip.|
Wincy is desperate. He's a failed actor, behind on the rent, fleeing creditors and his parents’ criticism. Biz is desperate. She needs paper towels. Entering the twilight years of her life, Biz can’t manage her daily needs without help, but she might be able to help Wincy find his path in life. An unlikely friendship is born when two misfits cross generations to find each other in Break a Hip.
The starry cast is lead by five time Emmy Award-nominee Christina Pickles, an industry veteran known for her iconic portrayal of Monica’s mom Judy Geller on Friends and her Emmy-nominated turn as Nurse Helen Rosenthal in St. Elsewhere. Pickles stars as Biz, an elderly English actress living alone in a one-room studio in the heart of Hollywood. Biz hires Wincy (appealing newcomer Britt Hennemuth) to assist her with her very exceedingly specific daily needs and ends up becoming his unwitting mentor, while taking him on a series of bizarre and complicated escapades. From evading Biz’s vindictive, banjo playing landlady (Allison Janney) to navigating her escalating health issues with her new doctor (Octavia Spencer), their absurd adventures form a relationship that is unexpected, frustrating, hilarious and deeply touching.
|Octavia Spencer stars in Break a Hip.|
Notable cast members include six-time Emmy winner Allison Janney (MThe West Wing, Masters of Sex, Mom, Guiding Light), Peri Gilpin (Frasier, Mr. Robinson), Oscar winner Jim Rash (Community, The Way, Way Back), Priscilla Barnes (Three’s Company, Jane the Virgin) and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help). There's also a sassy bird named Charlie, voiced by David L. Lander.
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