First photos revealed for Paramount + Comedy Jerry and Marge Go Large


Paramount+ has unveiled the first look at their upcoming exclusive Jerry and Marge are getting big ahead of its release later this year. The lifestyle comedy is set to make a splash on the streaming network thanks in part to the sheer amount of talent they have on board.

Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston stars alongside Oscar and Tony Award nominee Annette Bening as the titular couple Jerry and Marge. The film also boasts a strong supporting cast, including Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) and Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Jerry and Marge are getting big is an adaptation of Jason Fagone’s famous Huffington Post article of the same name, telling the incredible story of Jerry and Marge Selbee. Written for the screen by Emmy nominee Brad Copeland and directed by Oscar winner David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada).

Take a look at the first set of images below:

The Incredibly True Story of the Selbees

Fagone’s article details the incredibly true story of retired couple Jerry and Marge who discovered a mathematical flaw in their local lottery. Gerald Selbee was dyslexic, which made his school life difficult until he discovered a unique mathematical gift that developed in a similar way.

Jerry’s mind was adept at recognizing mathematical patterns in ways normal people couldn’t observe. Honing his newfound talent made Jerry an avid puzzler, something he carried into his professional life when he cracked General Mills’ secret production code while working for Kellogg’s competitors.

It was a different mathematical model that would have a much bigger impact much later in Jerry’s life, the Massachusetts State Lottery. The journey began when Jerry and Marge took over a convenience store in their hometown of Evart, Michigan, and set up a lottery machine there.

The machine has brought in a good profit for the couple’s business and after years of watching people play various games, Jerry has gained a pretty good understanding of how they work. So when a new game, the Massachusetts Lottery, was introduced, he quickly spotted an oversight.

Every six weeks someone didn’t win the jackpot, there was a rollover that dramatically increased the prize money across the board as a recurring event. Jerry realized that if he only played during the weeks of deployment, buying thousands of tickets each time, he could generate positive feedback where he was guaranteed to receive more money than he needed. had paid for it.

Jerry and Marge put together a very successful racket, involving their children in the arrangement among other things. At their peak, they bought and sorted tens of thousands of lottery tickets a week. In total, Jerry and Marge made over $7.75 million in profits over an eight-year period.

The humble couple did not wish to establish a lavish lifestyle and instead chose to stay in their modest home, living comfortably. The rest of the wealth they handed over to their hometown of Evart, happy to distribute the winnings among the local community.

Jerry and Marge are getting big is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 15 this year, arriving exclusively on Paramount+ just 2 days later, in all markets where the service is available simultaneously.

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