July 13, 2012 1:21pm PT by Borys Kit
'Community's' Gillian Jacobs to Star in Horror Comedy 'Milo' (Exclusive)
Gillian Jacobs, one of the stars of NBC’s Community, will star opposite Ken Marino and Peter Stormare in New Artists Alliance's horror comedy Milo.
Jacob Vaughan, an editor who worked with Jay and Mark Duplass on Jeff, Who Lives at Home, is making his directorial debut on the pic, which the Duplass brothers are exec producing.
The script centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who learns to his horror that he has a demon living in his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.
Jacobs will play Marino’s wife, and one of the stresses in his life. Stormare plays the man's shrink.
Vaughan wrote the script with Benjamin Hayes.
Adele Romanski, Gabriel Cowan, John Suits are producing with the Duplass brothers.
Kerry Johnson ,John Norris, Aimee Shieh and Clay Floren are exec producing. Also executive producing are Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller.
Jacobs will be back for the fourth season of NBC’s Community, airing this fall, and will be seen in New Line’s Steve Carell-Jim Carrey magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Jacobs is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment.
ICM Partners packaged the project with Caliber Media and New Artists Alliance and will represent the domestic sale of the film.