Guy Pearce, Cloris Leachman are 'Mis-Fits'

Comedy is directorial debut of playwright L.D. Napier

Guy Pearce, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Seymour Cassel, Cloris Leachman and Virginie Ledoyen are "Mis-Fits."

The quintet of actors has been cast in author-playwright L.D. Napier's directorial debut, an original comedy that she also wrote. Doug Claybourne will produce through his Make It Happen Prods., with filming scheduled to begin in May.

"Mis-Fits" tells the story of a "necro-detective" who goes in search of people's lost, dead relatives.

"It's a wacky comedy in the tone of 'Harold and Maude,'" said Claybourne ("The Fast and the Furious").

Cinematographer Affonso Beato ("The Queen") and production designer Richard Hoover ("Dead Man Walking") have joined the crew, and Ingrid Michaelson will write an original song for the film with music by M. Ward.

ICM, which reps Claybourne, is also repping sales for the film.

CAA reps Pearce ("The King's Speech"). UTA and Principal Entertainment rep Moreno ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"). Abrams Artists Agency and Michael Wallach Management rep Cassel ("Postal"). Innovative and George Englund Media rep Leachman ("The Women"). Essential Talent Management reps Ledoyen ("Shall We Kiss?").

A writer and teacher, Napier has made the documentaries "The Incremental Injury" and "Every 21 Seconds: Or Why I Scream at the Refrigerator."