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Jon Daly, Taran Killam, Hunter Parrish, Analeigh Tipton and Shannon Woodward have joined the comedy The Runaround, which stars Emile Hirsch and JK Simmons.
The film centers on a workaholic father (Simmons) who while trying to visit his daughter on a last minute layover in Los Angeles, discovers that she’s disappeared. He’s forced to work with her awkward, nervous ex-boyfriend (Hirsch), still nursing a broken heart, to help him find her over the course of one increasingly crazy night. Kristen Schaal recently signed on to appear in the film.
The Art of Getting By helmer Gavin Wiesen is directing the film from a screenplay by Seth W. Owen. The project is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Spring Pictures’ Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni are producing with Wing and a Prayer Pictures’ Ron Perlman and Josh Crook, and P. Jennifer Dana. The film is produced in association with Abbolita Films and Heretic Films.
The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international rights. The Gersh Agency and UTA are co-repping North American rights.
“The hardest part of making this movie has been trying to keep a straight face with this incredible comedic talent. These actors are a force to be reckoned with and we feel lucky to have such a dream cast aboard,” said Ezroni and Tagger-Brockey.
Daly’s upcoming films include Masterminds, opposite Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis. He previously appeared in Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and recently wrapped production on Lost In Austin with Linda Cardellini and Kristen Schaal. His TV credits include Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and guest appearances on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Fox’s Family Guy. He’s repped by UTA and Principato-Young.
Killam is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, and he also voice acts on Seth Meyers’ animated comedy series, The Awesomes, which will debut its third season on Hulu in September. His film credits include comedy The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and Ted 2 with Mark Wahlberg. He’s repped by UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment.
Parrish was nominated for two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his work on Showtime’s series Weeds. His film credits include Still Alice with Julianne Moore and It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep. He’s repped by UTA and Management 360.
Tipton had memorable roles in Crazy, Stupid, Love and Warm Bodies. Her upcoming projects include Mississippi Grind, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released on Sept. 25, and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle. She’s repped by CAA and Mosaic.
Woodward will next star in HBO’s sci-fi series Westworld with Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris. She was previously seen on Fox’s comedy series Raising Hope. Her film credits include The Breakup Girl currently in release through Gravitas Ventures, and she’s wrapped work on The Veil opposite Jessica Alba. She’s repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
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