Anna Kendrick, 'Bones' Star John Francis Daley in Talks for Lionsgate's 'Rapture-Palooza' (Exclusive)

Anna Kendrick, left, and John Francis Daley
Anna Kendrick, left, and John Francis Daley
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Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley are in talks to star in Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic comedy Rapture-Palooza, one of the first titles from the mini-major’s new micro-budgeted production initiative.

They join Craig Robinson, whose casting was previously announced. Acclaimed commercial director Paul Middleditch is directing the movie, while Mosaic and Ed Solomon are producing.

Rapture-Palooza is a comedic look at life in the fallout of a religious apocalypse. Best described as Zombieland meets The Big Lebowski, the script was written by Chris Matheson. He and Robinson also are exec producing the comedy.

Lionsgate is planning to make a handful of micro-budgeted films each year with a production budget of $2 million and below.

Kendrick, nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Up in the Air, is also part of the Twilight franchise.

Daly, who currently stars in Fox’s series Bones, first came on to the scene as the lead in Judd Apatow’s acclaimed Freeks and Geeks. He also co-wrote the upcoming New Line comedy Horrible Bosses with writing partner Jonathan Goldstein.

Kendricks is repped by CAA. Daly is repped by UTA and manager Paul Coates.

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