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Paulson, Place and Gummer Head For 'Claire's Cambodia'

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Who is Claire and how come she gets her own Cambodia?

We have a feeling that "Claire's Cambodia" is a film with more of a metaphorical title than a literal one, and one that has attracted a cast that includes Sarah Paulson, Mary Kay Place and Mamie Gummer, according to Deadline.

"Cambodia" revolves around three sisters whose estrangement, resentment and envy of one another knows no bounds -- even upon the news that their father is terminally ill. The film is set to be directed by Stacy Sherman ("God Sleeps in Rwanda"), who says the city of Los Angeles, where the story is set, will become a character in and of itself as its sprawling size and diverse neighborhoods will illustrate the sisters' differences in a "comedic way."

L.A.'s going to have trouble upstaging a cast this good, though. Sarah Paulson's understated performance as Elizabeth Olsen's sister is the most underrated element of "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and she recently received acclaim for her turn as medium Billie Dean Howard on "American Horror Story." She'll be seen sometime next year in "Mud," director Jeff Nichols' follow-up to the amazing "Take Shelter."

Veteran actress Mary Kay Place, who stole scenes from Goldie Hawn way back in "Private Benjamin," got a lot of attention at Sundance earlier this year for her performance in "Smashed," co-starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer. And Mamie Gummer was recently seen as a haunted mental patient in John Carpenter's "The Ward" and can currently be seen on "The Good Wife."

The cast of "Claire's Cambodia" also includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, India Muenez, Casey Wilson and Joe Lo Truglio. Production will commence this summer in the supporting character city of Los Angeles.

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