Death Race 2000 meets Arsenic and Old Lace


The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis are reteaming (they previously worked together in Steel Magnolias) for the independent nefarious comedy Poor Things. The Dukakis angle originally piqued my interest because I just loved her sardonic performance in Moonstruck.

But then while researching this piece (yes, I research, honest — who could know all of this drivel off the top of her head?), I discovered that the film is based on actual events. Two very real elderly women took out life insurance policies on homeless men and then ran them over using a '99 Mercury Sable station wagon.

Sounds hysterical! It's like Death Race 2000 meets Arsenic and Old Lace. I really can't quite decide if this is exciting or if I should shudder in despair over the decline of civilization.

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