Sean Astin, Illeana Douglas Join Indie 'Unleashed' (Exclusive)

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Sean Astin, Illeana Douglas

Hana Mae Lee and Josh Brener have also signed on to the film, which centers on a woman whose pets turn into full-grown men.

Sean Astin, Illeana Douglas, Hana Mae Lee and Josh Brener have joined indie Unleashed, which will be directed by Finn Taylor (Dream With the Fishes).

Kate Micucci and Shameless actors Steve Howey and Justin Chatwin are already signed on to star in the film, which will kick off principal photography in San Francisco on July 1.

Micucci will star as Emma, a 30-something app designer who moves to San Francisco after she's betrayed by her boyfriend. One night, her pets — Ajax, a golden-eyed cat, and Summit, an energetic mutt — are transformed into two handsome, full-grown men (Howey and Chatwin) who begin to woo her.

Susan Johnson is producing through her Braveart Films, along with Debbie Brubaker.

Taylor made his directorial debut with the 1997 film Dream With the Fishes, which premiered at Sundance. He also helmed the 2006 film The Darwin Awards, which starred Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder and David Arquette and also debuted at Sundance.

Astin who voices Raphael on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was most recently seen in the feature film Do You Believe and has For All Eyes Always and Woodlawn coming up. He’s repped by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.

Douglas is currently recurring on the NBC series Welcome to Sweden and will appear in Peter Bogdanovich’s upcoming film She's Funny That Way. Her book titled I Blame Dennis Hopper: Stories of Life Inside & Outside Movies will be published by Flatiron books in December. She’s repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty, Principato Young Entertainment and Edelstein Laird.

Lee appeared in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as Lilly. She's repped by Gersh, Atlas Artists and Lichter Grossman.

Brener, who appears in comedy The Internship, has B-Roll and action-thriller The Belko Experiment coming up. He is repped by TalentWorks.

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