Four do 'Vandy' double date
EmptyJason Ritter, Jess Weixler, Jesse L. Martin and Tracie Thoms are starring in Jay DiPietro's romantic drama "Peter and Vandy."
Ritter and Weixler will play the title roles in a love story about the ups and downs of a young Manhattan couple. The film shifts back and forth in time from their romantic beginnings and increasingly manipulative behavior to their ultimate reconciliation.
Martin plays Peter's best friend, Paul, and Thoms plays his wife, Marissa.
DiPietro adapted his 2002 Drama Desk Award-nominated play, which he also starred in and directed, for his feature helming debut. Peter Sterling and Austin Stark are producing the project for Cook Street Prods. Matt Parker and Carly Hugo are co-producers. The film is shooting in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Weixler won a special dramatic acting jury prize for Roadside Attractions' "Teeth" at January's Sundance Film Festival. She is repped by Gersh.
Ritter appears in "The Education of Charlie Banks" and two upcoming Sundance selections, "The Deal" and "Good Dick." He is repped by Endeavor and manager Joannie Burstein.
"Law & Order" regular Martin starred in "Rent" and will play Marvin Gaye in the planned biopic "Sexual Healing." He is repped by Endeavor and manager Bob McGowan.
Thoms also starred in "Rent" and has appeared in such features as "Grindhouse" and "The Devil Wears Prada." She is repped by Gersh and manager Ted Schachter.