Finn Wittrock will join Jenny Slate in her upcoming comedy Landline.
Landline will reunite Slate with the creative duo behind her critically acclaimed indie comedy Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Robespierre and Holm will co-write the family comedy, with Robespierre taking on directing duties.
Along with Slate, the American Horror Story star joins a cast that includes John Turturro, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass and newcomer Abby Quinn.
Landline is set in Manhattan in 1995, and follows the three women of the Jacobs family — teenager Ali (Quinn), older sister Dana (Slate) and mom (Falco) — as they navigate lots of sex, drugs and Japanese food. When Ali discovers her dad’s affair (Turturro), her sister Dana uncovers her own wild side, and their mother Pat grapples with the truth that she can’t have it all, but her family still has each other.
Holm is producing with Gigi Pritzker and Russell Levine for their respective production banners, OddLot Entertainment and Route One Entertainment. OddLot’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.
Wittrock recently appeared in Adam McKay’s Oscar-winning financial crisis film The Big Short and is a mainstay on Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story. He next will be seen in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash follow-up La La Land, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
Wittrock is repped by ICM and Weissenbach.
May 19, 5:45 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Ryan Reynolds stars in La La Land.