‘I Care A Lot’ Full Cast List: Meet Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Chris Messina, other stars of dark comedy
A racketeer conning dozens of elderly wards for whom she is a court-appointed guardian meets her match in an old woman calle Jennifer. And then things go weird
Netflix’s upcoming black-comedy thriller ‘I Care A Lot’ follows Marla Grayson, a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards, who is poised with sharklike self-assurance. Grayson, of course, is a bad person. She tricks her elderly wards and seizes their assets -- all through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business partner and lover Fran use with brutal efficiency on their latest ‘cherry,’ Jennifer Peterson.
Jennifer is a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster, Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play - one that’s neither fair nor square.
Written and directed by J Blakeson who is best known for ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’, ‘Gunpowder’, ‘The 5th Wave’, and ‘The Descent Part 2’, the film promises to be as dark as it is humorous. Let’s take a look at the cast of ‘I Care A Lot’:
Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson
The 41-year-old British actor is perhaps best known for her performance in the psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’, which won her the Saturn Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other notable roles include ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Barney's Version’, ‘The World's End’, and ‘A Private War’. Pike won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2019 for her role in ‘State of the Union’.
Peter Dinklage as Roman Lunyov
The 51-year-old American actor and producer is best known for and has received acclaim for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series ‘Game of Thrones’ from 2011 to 2019. For his role on the show, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times. His other notable roles include ‘Elf’, ‘Lassie’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.
Eiza González as Fran
The 31-year-old Mexican actor and singer is arguably best known for her role as Lola Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela ‘Lola, érase una vez’. She also portrayed the lead role of Clara Molina on the Nickelodeon teen drama ‘Sueña conmigo’. Her other notable roles include playing Santanico Pandemonium in the American horror series ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’. Monica ‘Darling’ Castello in the action crime film ‘Baby Driver’, Nyssiana in the cyberpunk action film ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, and Madam M in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ spin-off film ‘Hobbs & Shaw’.
Chris Messina as Dean Ericson
The 46-year-old American actor, director, and producer has appeared in films such as ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, ‘Argo’, ‘Julie & Julia’, ‘Ruby Sparks’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, ‘You've Got Mail’, and ‘Birds of Prey’. On television, he appeared in such roles as Ted Fairwell in ‘Six Feet Under’, Chris Sanchez in ‘Damages’, Reese Lansing in ‘The Newsroom’, detective Richard Willis in ‘Sharp Objects’, and as Danny Castellano in ‘The Mindy Project’.
Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson
The 74-year-old American actor -- who has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress -- has been a Woody Allen actor, appearing in his films like ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’, ‘Bullets over Broadway’, ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Radio Days’, and ‘September’. Her other notable roles include ‘Footloose’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Big City’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Dan in Real Life’, ‘Synecdoche, New York’, ‘Rabbit Hole’, and ‘Sisters’.
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Judge Lomax
The 65-year-old actor is best known for his role as corrupt state senator Clay Davis on the David Simon HBO television series ‘The Wire’. His television credits include ‘The Good Cop’, ‘Atlanta’, ‘Rubicon’, ‘The Mist’, and more. Most recently, he played one of the lead roles in Spike Lee’s Vietnam War film, ‘Da 5 Bloods’.
The film’s cast also includes Macon Blair as Feldstrom, Lance Norris as Eric, Alicia Witt as Dr. Karen Amos, and Damian Young as Sam Rice. ‘I Care A Lot’ had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2020. The film will premiere on Netflix on February 19.