Susan Sarandon is keeping busy with various projects, as Deadline reports she’s adding the coming-of-age tale Ping-Pong Summer to her filmography. Relatively unknown director Michael Tully will helm the project from a script he also wrote.
Set in the summer of 1985, the film revolves around a teenage boy obsessed with ping-pong and hip hop, who has a family vacation that changes everything. We haven’t gotten word on Sarandon‘s specific role, but I can only assume she will star as the boy’s mother, who is also unidentified at this time.
It would seem that Sarandon feels somewhat attached to the game of ping-pong, seeing as the Oscar-winner has also started a ping-pong program for New York City students. Dubbed “SPiN”, the program brings the game to schools across the five boroughs. With little news to go on, I guess it doesn’t hurt that the actress is actually familiar with the game itself. Although I’m more partial to Sarandon‘s earlier work than her recent years, it is nice to see her leading so many projects that seem suited for her, to say the least.
Before Ping-Pong Summer kicks off production, the actress will be gracing the big screen for the upcoming Wachowskis‘ film Cloud Atlas, the Dwayne Johnson-led Snitch, as well as Robert Redford‘s The Company You Keep.
What do you think of Ping-Pong Summer thus far?
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