Quartet eyeing roles in 'Oranges' film

Catherine Keener, left, Adam Brody, Allison Janney and Alia Shawkat (Getty)
Catherine Keener, left, Adam Brody, Allison Janney and Alia Shawkat (Getty)
 
Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener and Allison Janney are in negotiations to join the cast of the family dramedy "The Oranges."

Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester recently boarded the long-gestating indie pic, which finally secured financing and will begin shooting March 30 in New York. Julian Farino is directing, and Anthony Bregman and Leslie Urdang are producing.

The script, by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss, centers on a man (Laurie) who has a romantic relationship with the daughter (Meester) of a family friend. That turns their lives, and the lives of their families, upside down.

Brody will play Laurie's son, who falls for Meester but is shocked to learn she's having a torrid affair with his dad.

Shawkat is Brody's sister, thinking of moving out, while Keener plays their mother. Janney is Meester's mom.

UTA-repped Brody can be seen on screen with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in "Cop Out." He was last seen "Jennifer's Body."

Since appearing in Drew Barrymore's "Whip It!" Shawkat has landed roles in "The Runaways" and "Cedar Rapids" and co-created a comedy with Ellen Page for HBO titled "Stitch N' Bitch." She is repped by UTA and Kipperman Management.

Gersh-repped Keener is on screen with "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." Janney, repped by Paradigm, has two indie movies in the can: "A Thousand Words" and "Life During Wartime."
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