Fischer, Grace Fall For A “Mechanical Man”

Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman and Chris Messina are all linked to the offbeat romantic comedy “The Giant Mechanical Man” says the trades.

The story revolves around a misunderstood street performer (Messina) and the softly spoken zoo worker (Fischer) who falls for him. Akerman is Fischer’s well-meaning sister who winds up dating a pompous motivational speaker (Grace).

Lee Kirk penned and will direct with filming kicking off this month in Detroit. Fischer, Molly Hassell, Michael Nardelli and Brent Stiefel will produce.