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The indie will see Fernandez play Giovanni, who reluctantly continues the family tradition of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle Angelo (Kilmer) on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death. But Giovanni’s life changes that night after witnessing a murder and learning the truth about what happened to his father.
The Birthday Cake is based on an original story by Giannopoulos, who co-wrote the script with Fernandez and Diomedes Raul Bermudez. Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson and David Mazouz round out the pic’s ensemble cast.
Giannopoulos, who has directed short films, has collaborated with Miley Cyrus, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi and others on music projects. Sean Price Williams is director of photography on The Birthday Cake.
Bermudez, Siena Oberman and Fernandez are producing the movie, which is set to shoot this fall in New York City. Jamin O’Brien and Jason Weinberg will executive produce.
Fernandez is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment; Kilmer is with CAA, LINK Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein; Bracco is repped by Innovative Artists and One Entertainment; Benson is with ICM; Mazouz is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment; and McGregor is repped by UTA and Robert Offer.
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