Veteran performer Jacki Weaver will play Wilson’s mother in the comedy about three female friends getting into all manner of weekend shenanigans. Her character is a former Broadway showgirl who comes to town and instantly throws her daughter’s life into chaos.
Weaver’s Hollywood career took off after her Oscar-nominated performance in Animal Kingdom, leading to roles on Silver Linings Playbook and The McCarthys.
“When I was at university, as part of my theatre major, I would go and watch Jacki perform in these amazing plays in Sydney. She’s an inspiration to me and an Australian classic,” Wilson told the Hollywood Reporter. “She can be funny and real and super dramatic … often all at the same time. My real mother is going to be so impressed to find out Jacki is playing my mother. I know my sisters are fighting over which of them Ashley Tisdale is playing. I can’t wait to get on set with all these lovely ladies and crush it!”
Offspring‘s Kate Jenkinson has previously been announced to play a friend of Wilson’s character.
Nine is set to screen the comedy in October.