Lesley Ann Warren has signed on to star in two independent films — “Babysitter” and “The Sphere and the Labyrinth,” which the Oscar-nominated actress will shoot back-to-back, TheWrap has learned.
Warren is currently in Los Angeles filming the comedy “Babysitter” from writer-director Morgan Krantz and producers Luke Baybak and Eric Pumphrey.
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Max Burkholder (“The Purge”) stars as 14-year-old Ray Longway, whose parents are going through a vicious divorce and are “auditioning” to convince him with whom to live. Warren will play Ray’s grandmother.
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Once Warren wraps “Babysitter,” she’ll move on to “The Sphere and the Labyrinth,” which writer-director Michael Robertson Moore is producing with Aya Nakano.
The film follows Jordana Fitzgerald, an architect whose modernist designs line the streets of a city that exists only in her mind and faces an empty nest as her son is headed off to college. Warren will play a science-fiction author who is friends with Jordana.
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Warren, who recently enjoyed recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “In Plain Sight,” was last seen on the big screen playing Ashton Kutcher‘s mother in “Jobs.”
She has five Golden Globe nominations including one win, an Emmy nomination and an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in 1982’s “Victor Victoria.” She’s repped by Innovative Artists, Radius Entertainment and attorney Jeff Bernstein.