May December is a 2023 American film, combining elements of black comedy and drama, directed by Todd Haynes. The screenplay, penned by Samy Burch and based on a story by Burch and Alex Mechanik, tells the story of an actress played by Natalie Portman. She embarks on a journey to Georgia to meet and delve into the life of a contentious woman, portrayed by Julianne Moore, whom she’s slated to depict in a film. The narrative draws loose inspiration from the story of Mary Kay Letourneau.
May December Budget
May December is estimated to be made on a budget of around US $35 million. Filming occurred in Savannah, Georgia, and concluded in November 2022 after a 23-day shoot. Edward Lachman was initially slated to be the cinematographer but had to be replaced by Christopher Blauvelt due to Lachman’s hip injury. The original script was initially situated in Camden, Maine, but it was later adapted to the Savannah setting.
May December Cast
- Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry
- Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo
- Charles Melton as Joe Yoo
- D. W. Moffett as Tom
- Piper Curda as Honor
- Elizabeth Yu as Mary
- Gabriel Chung as Charlie
- Cory Michael Smith
- Lawrence Arancio
May December Plot
Two decades after their scandalous tabloid romance captured the nation’s attention, a married couple with a significant age difference begins to feel the strain when an actress arrives to conduct research for a movie based on their history.