Director Tate Taylor’s previous outing Ma took a tongue-in-cheek approach to the horror genre. He applies a similarly comical lens to the small-town crime yarn, Breaking News In Yuba County, which unites an astounding ensemble of stars around the seemingly mild-mannered Sue Buttons, played by Allison Janney. The sprawling cast includes heavyweights like Wanda Sykes, Mila Kunis, and Juliette Lewis—reuniting with the director for a third time—who all relished the opportunity to dive into the juicy screenplay, from first-time feature writer Amanda Idoko. During the recent press day for Breaking News, The A.V. Club spoke to the three stars about how they infused their roles with a little of their own personality, and learned how filming in suburban Mississippi rubbed off on them as well. We also had the trio pitch us on some spin-offs for each of their characters and, suffice to say, Juliette Lewis is eager to show us more of her nosy news anchor Gloria Michaels.
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