Michael Zegen (“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”) will join Drew Barrymore in Jamie Babbit’s romantic comedy feature “The Stand-In” at Flower Films. Sam Bain penned the script.
The story follows a washed-up comedy actress and her unemployed and adoring stand-in who trade places and ultimately end up in a weird co-dependent relationship. Zegen plays an aspiring novelist and internet dater. [Source: Deadline]
Promising Young Woman
Carey Mulligan is set to star in the Emerald Fennell-directed thriller “Promising Young Woman” at FilmNation Entertainment. Filming gets underway this spring.
Mulligan will play a young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past, who begins exacting her own particular brand of revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. [Source: THR]
Elisabeth Moss and Susan Sarandon have signed on for “Call Jane,” a film about the 1960s underground abortion movement in the United States. Sian Heder (“Tallulah”) will helm the feature which Moss and Robbie Brenner will produce.
Moss will play Joy, a traditional housewife who falls pregnant. She then finds the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Sarandon). They save her life and give her a sense of purpose: to help other women take control of their destinies. [Source: Variety]
Alexander Dreymon (“The Last Kingdom”) and Allison Williams (“Get Out”) are set to star in Mikael Marcimain’s survival thriller “Horizon Line” for STXfilms. Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken penned the script and filming begins in Mauritius, Dublin and London later this month.
The story follows former lovers who find themselves reunited ahead of their friend’s tropical island wedding. On the plane flight over the Indian Ocean, their pilot has a heart attack and they must fight for their lives to stay airborne and find their way back to land. [Source: STXfilms]