HELGENBERGER FEELS MOTHERLY LOVE
February 20, 2004
by Chris Gardner
‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ star Marg Helgenberger has joined the cast of the Weitz brothers’ comedy ‘Synergy.’
The Universal Pictures project revolves around the uneasy relationship between a 50-year old businessman (Dennis Quaid) and his new 26-year old boss (Topher Grace). The younger boss is having an affair with the older man’s daughter (Scarlett Johansson). Helgenberger will play the wife of Dennis Quaid’s character and mother to Johansson’s character.
Selma Blair, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall and David Paymer round out the cast. Shooting starts March 15. Paul Weitz will direct from his own script, with Chris Weitz handling producing chores. The brothers’ credits include ‘American Pie’ and ‘About a Boy.’
Helgenberger, busy playing a dancer-turned-sleuth on CBS’ hit show ‘CSI,’ most recently starred on the big screen opposite Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Erin Brockovich.’