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Tatum O'Neal joins indie drama

'Mr. Sophistication' centers on a self-destructive comedian

Tatum O'Neal has been cast in the indie drama "Mr. Sophistication," opposite Harry Lennix.

In the film, Lennix plays a successful but self-destructive comedian who loses his celebrity status and then gets a last shot at stardom back in Los Angeles years later. O'Neal is the comic's wife and business partner, who helps him beat his drug addiction.

The movie is written and directed by Danny Green.

O'Neal, who is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment, will next appear in the Apparition release "The Runaways," which premieres Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. She appears on the FX series "Rescue Me" and just finished shooting the indie feature "Sweet Lorraine."