Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, William Moseley Join Bel Powley in 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)
Jason Ritter and Vanessa Bayer also are starring in the adaptation of Caren Lissner's coming-of-age novel.
Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne and William Moseley are joining Bel Powley in Carrie Pilby.
The film, which has begun principal photography in New York City, is an adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 coming-of-age novel. It centers on Carrie (Diary of a Teenage Girl breakout star Powley), a 19-year-old genius who has just graduated from Harvard and has no idea how to fit in or socialize in life outside college.
Lane will play Carrie's therapist Dr. Petrov (replacing Eddie Izzard, who was previously attached), while Byrne will portray Carrie's father and William Moseley plays Cy, Carrie's love interest. Jason Ritter, Vanessa Bayer and Colin O’Donoghue also are starring in the film.
Susan Johnson will direct the indie, which has a script by Kara Holden. Suzanne Farwell, Susan Cartsonis and Brent Emery are producing.
UTA Independent Film Group and ICM Partners arranged the financing with Lisa Wolofsky at National Bank of Canada and will be co-representing the domestic sale. Mimi Steinbauer of Radiant Films International is handling international sales.
Lane will be seen in Fox’s buzzy anthology series American Crime Story about the O.J. Simpson trial. His previous credits include films Mirror Mirror, I’m Still Here, Swing Vote and TV series Modern Family. He is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.
Byrne appears in survival drama The 33, which focuses on the real-life account of trapped Chilean miners, and other recent credits include Cannes pic Louder Than Bombs and Vampire Academy. He also appeared on the first season of History’s hit show Vikings. He is repped by Paradigm and The Agency in Ireland.
Moseley stars on The Royals, E!’s series about a fictional British royal family that also stars Elizabeth Hurley. On the film side, his credits include The Chronicles of Narnia series and The Veil. He is repped by APA, Untitled and Ginsburg Daniels.