Mad Men star Jon Hamm, Danny Pudi, Sarah Gadon and Christopher Heyerdahl are headlining the dark comedy Corner Office, the film adaptation of Swedish actor Jonas Karlsson’s existential novel The Room, about an office outsider who discovers a mysterious place of refuge.
Corner Office is directed by Oscar-winning Danish director Joachim Back (The New Tenants), while screenwriter Ted Kupper penned the script and The Pianist cinematographer Pawel Edelman is the director of photography. The indie is shooting in Vancouver through mid-March.
The office satire sees Hamm play Orson, a compulsive bureaucrat who discovers a secret room his co-workers deny exists. Community star Pudi is the messy office colleague Rakesh, while Gadon plays Alyssa, a charming receptionist who catches Orson’s eye. Heyerdahl plays the well-meaning boss, Andrew.
Theodore Melfi of Goldenlight Films, Raymond Fortier and Terry Williston are executive producing Corner Office, while the producer credits on the Kafkaesque tale are shared by Luke Rivett for Anonymous Content, and Tilt9 Entertainment’s Dylan Collingwood, Robert Mitchell, Matt Clarke, and David Milchard, in association with Space Pilot Media’s Oliver Ridge and Andrew Harvey.
Hamm is repped by CAA and Forward Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Webber & Dern.