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Kim Cattrall joins cast of Al Pacino comedy About My Father as HBO reboot continues filming 

Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of a new comedy starring Al Pacino amid her epic Sex and the City feud.

The actress, 65, will be playing a U.S. Senator in About My Father, a film inspired by the life of comic and actor Sebastian Maniscalco, according to Deadline.

The movie follows Maniscalco as he prepares to pop the question to his all-American girlfriend (played by Leslie Bibb) – but his ‘old-school Italian immigrant father’ Salvo (De Niro) ‘insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents.’

New role: Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of a new comedy starring Al Pacino amid her epic Sex and the City feud; pictured 2019

‘Though cultures clash and it seems that the two families have nothing in common, by the end of the weekend, they’ll be “la famiglia,”‘ Deadline reports.

Viewers will likely be seeing a lot of Cattrall, whose character Tigger is the mother of Maniscalco’s love interest.

The casting news come as filming continues on the upcoming Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That, which Kim has refused to participate in. 

The new incarnation of the show will run for ten episodes on HBO.

Culture clash: The movie follows Maniscalco as he prepares to pop the question to his all-American girlfriend (played by Leslie Bibb) - but his 'old-school Italian immigrant father' Salvo (De Niro) 'insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents'; De Niro pictured 2020

Culture clash: The movie follows Maniscalco as he prepares to pop the question to his all-American girlfriend (played by Leslie Bibb) – but his ‘old-school Italian immigrant father’ Salvo (De Niro) ‘insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents’; De Niro pictured 2020

Providing the laughs: The film is based on the life of comic Sebastian Maniscalco, who also stars in the movie

Providing the laughs: The film is based on the life of comic Sebastian Maniscalco, who also stars in the movie

The network’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, reflected on Samantha’s exit, saying: ‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade and new friendships start.’

For Kim and Sarah Jessica Parker, known to her fans as SJP, it seems the friendship did not fade but was never there to begin with.

Explaining why she would not return, Kim said in 2019: ‘It’s a “no” from me. You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.’

Lights, camera, action: The casting news come as filming continues on the upcoming Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That, which Kim has refused to participate in

Lights, camera, action: The casting news come as filming continues on the upcoming Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That, which Kim has refused to participate in

Frosty relations: Cattrall has blasted her former SATC co-star Sarah Jessica Parker

Frosty relations: Cattrall has blasted her former SATC co-star Sarah Jessica Parker 

The previous year, their icy relationship played out on social media after the death of Kim’s brother Chris.

When SJP sent her condolences online, Golden-Globe winner Kim thought the sentiment was disingenuous and posted: ‘My mom asked me today, “when will that Sarah Jessica Parker . . . leave you alone?”

‘Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now.’

Nope: The star has refused to return to her role of Samantha Jones in the upcoming HBO reboot

Nope: The star has refused to return to her role of Samantha Jones in the upcoming HBO reboot 

That was then: The actress played fan-favorite publicist Samantha who loved having sex

That was then: The actress played fan-favorite publicist Samantha who loved having sex

SJP, 56, has denied a feud, saying she had ‘never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word’.

Kim recently sparked speculation she was shading Sarah when she posted a video of herself with her Sensitive Skin co-star, a dog named Pixel.

‘When your co-star is a real dog,’ she captioned the video.

Fans didn’t miss a beat, as they swiftly flooded the comments to ask if she was ‘throwing shade’ following Kim’s recent refusal to resume her role as Samantha Jones in the SATC reboot.

Kim set her differences with SATC to the side earlier this month when paying tribute to her former co-star Willie Garson, who passed at age 57 following a secret battle with pancreatic cancer.

‘Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo,’ she tweeted.

Heartbreaking loss: Kim set her differences with SATC to the side earlier this month when paying tribute to her former co-star Willie Garson, who passed at age 57 following a secret battle with pancreatic cancer

Heartbreaking loss: Kim set her differences with SATC to the side earlier this month when paying tribute to her former co-star Willie Garson, who passed at age 57 following a secret battle with pancreatic cancer


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