Tanna Frederick will star in indie film director Henry Jaglom’s romantic comedy “The ‘M’ Word,” which begins principal photography November 28th in Los Angeles. Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Francis Fisher (Janie Jones) will co-star.
“The ‘M’ Word” will explore the themes of menopause, men and menses. It will mark Frederick’s fifth collaboration with Jaglom, the others being “Hollywood Dreams” “Irene in Time,”’ “Queen of the Lot” and the upcoming film adaption of Jaglom’s hit play “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” to be released next spring.
Frederick's performance in “Hollywood Dreams” earned her Best Actress at WorldFest Houston, Montana International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival and the Wild Rose Film Festival. The film took Best Picture honors at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and to Best Comedy at WorldFest Houston. She was named Method Fest’s “Performer to Watch” and has also received the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s “Maverick” Award. She was recently named the recipient of the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2012.
Jaglom made his directing debut in 1971 with “A Safe Place,” starring Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles. He is best known for his naturalistic style, first seen in “Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?” “The ‘M’ Word” joins “Babyfever,” “Eating” and “Going Shopping” in Jaglom’s continuing exploration of feminist topics.