Mayim Bialik Casts Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen in Her Directing Debut Film

Mayim Bialik in 2016. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (5614602e)

The Big Bang Theory star is making her directing debut on the comedy-drama As Sick As They Made Us and she’s booked an A-list cast.

Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, Olivia Thirbly, and The Big Bang Theory castmate Simon Helberg are set to star.

Bialik wrote the screenplay, which according to Deadline is about a “successful divorced mother of two who rekindles love in her life amidst the crazy antics of her dysfunctional family. Now she attempts to convince the stubborn, and comically unfortunate family members to hold it together while they embrace one final farewell.”

Set to produce are Anne Clements (Stage Mother), Ash Christian (After Everything), and Clay Epstein from Film Mode Entertainment.

“It is an incredible honor and a writer and director’s dream come true to work with actors I’ve respected and adored my entire life. I cannot wait to see what we can create together,” Bialik said.