Mnuchin’s Wife Linton Plays Murderous Fund Manager in New Movie
(Bloomberg) -- Louise Linton, the wife of former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, will release a movie next month in which she plays a murderous, sex-addicted hedge fund manager.
The film, which Linton wrote and directed, is titled “Me You Madness.” She plays a character named Catherine Black opposite actor Ed Westwick in what she describes as a campy comedy-thriller. The movie will be released Feb. 12.
Mnuchin touted the movie’s trailer in a tweet on Thursday. “Can’t wait for Feb 12 to watch,”’ he said. The trailer opens with narration by Linton, in-character as Black, explaining that she’s a “materialistic, narcissistic, self-absorbed misanthrope.” Wearing knee-high Jimmy Choo golden boots, she hops into an Aston Martin.
“I’m a hedge fund manager. I’m addicted to fashion, the accumulation of money, exercise and sex,” Linton-as-Black tells the audience. “My life is incredible.”
The character is later revealed to be a serial killer, dancing to “Footloose” and with kitchen knives, and threatens to “disembowel” her next victim. Westwick plays her love interest, a man looking to rent a room in her house who has ulterior motives.
Instead of a movie premiere, Linton has planned a small gathering with Westwick and family members at her and Mnuchin’s Los Angeles home, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“It’s the right movie, in the right genre, at the right time,” Linton said in a phone call about releasing her directorial debut during a global pandemic. The movie was produced by Linton’s production company, Stormchaser Films.
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