Jon Hamm Might Play a Hologram in Sci-Fi Drama ‘Marjorie Prime’
Jon Hamm has accomplished many things in the time that we’ve known and admired him, from working as an ad executive in the ’60s to having one of the best minor roles in the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series. But there is one frontier Hamm has yet to conquer: holographic technology. The actor is in talks to star in the sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime, in which he would play a hologram — a “hologrhamm,” if you will.
According to Deadline, Hamm is eyeing a lead role in Marjorie Prime, an adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s play which was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The story centers on an elderly and ailing violinist named Marjorie who is coping with her increasing loss of memory. In an effort to preserve her most cherished memories, she enlists the help of a service that uses holographic representations of loved ones to comfort the ones they left behind.
Hamm would play the hologram of Marjorie’s deceased husband, recreated by the technology to appear as he did in his 30s and 40s. Along with her daughter and her son-in-law, Marjorie spends time with her hologram husband, fondly recalling and rewriting their past.
Michael Almereyda is writing and directing the adaptation based on Harrison’s play, with Hamm in ongoing talks for the lead. Almereyda recently directed Cymbeline (which was retitled Anarchy for its theatrical release) and Experimenter. Hamm recently played The Falcon on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and stars next in Keeping Up With the Joneses.