Firth, Shepard hitched to 'Husband'


Colin Firth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Sam Shepard have joined the cast of "The Accidental Husband," a romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman. The film, from Yari Film Group, Team Todd and Blum House, begins filming today in New York.

Isabella Rossellini, Lindsay Sloane ("The Stones") and Justina Machado ("Six Feet Under") also have been cast in the film to be directed by Griffin Dunne ("Practical Magic"). Bob Yari is producing along with Jennifer and Suzanne Todd and Jason Blum. Uma Thurman also is producing, and Brad Jenkel, Yari's head of production, will oversee the project.

The film revolves around Emma Lloyd (Thurman), a local talk radio host with a show about relationships. Firth will play her husband. When one of her listeners, Sofia (Machado) follows her advice and breaks up with her boyfriend (Morgan), a New York fireman, the boyfriend plans his revenge and sets Emma's life into crisis. Morgan is best known for his role as Denny Duquette on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."

Firth recently wrapped production on two indie films, "Then She Found Me," directed by Helen Hunt, and "When Did You Last See Your Father" opposite Jim Broadbent and directed by Anand Tucker. Shepard has been cast as Emma's father. He will next appear in Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James" opposite Brad Pitt.

Dunne's next film, "Fierce People," stars Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland and will be released by Lionsgate in February.

Morgan is represented by WMA, his manager is Rob Gomez, and his attorneys are Stuart Rosenthal, Tom Collier and Brad Small at Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, Laviolette Llp. Firth is repped by CAA. Shepard is repped by ICM.