The big takeaway from Mad Men is that Christina Hendricks belongs in the 1960s. In lieu of time travel, we can keep casting her in period dramas. Writer/director Sally Potter (The Man Who Cried) is doing her part by casting Hendricks in Bomb, which follows two teenage rebels (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) who “become involved in the Ban the Bomb movement and the sexual revolution.” Alessandro Nivola also stars as a freethinking writer who wrecks his relationship with his daughter (Fanning) when he has an affair with her friend. According to the Daily Mail, Annette Bening is in talks for an unspecified role.
Even before Bening joins, Potter has a nice cast. Hendricks is terrific. I have fond memories of Nivola in Junebug. Fanning is perhaps the best actress in Hollywood who can’t drive yet. I haven’t seen Englert in anything, but her mother is Jane Campion, and that has to count for something. With Christopher Sheppard producing, Bomb is scheduled to shoot in February in England.