Heather Graham's Directorial Debut Casts Angela Kinsey, Molly Shannon (Exclusive)
Graham wrote the sex comedy, in which she'll also star.
Angela Kinsey, Chris D’Elia, Jason Lewis and Molly Shannon have all signed up to join Heather Graham in her directorial debut, Half Magic.
As production kicks off, Luke Arnold (Black Sails), Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple), Alex Beh (Warren) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) have also been added to the cast.
Graham wrote the script for the sex comedy and will also star in it as Honey. The story centers on Honey's goal of finding a man to have "hot sex" with. She makes a pact with her two friends (Kinsey and Beatriz) to shut down the self-doubt that interferes with them getting what they deserve, and the trio set out on a search for self-fulfillment.
The Bubble Factory's Sid, Jon and Bill Sheinberg are producing the film, which began principal photography on June 4.
"From Lena Dunham to Tina Fey to Amy Schumer, I have been inspired by the powerful, unapologetic female comedy voices paving the way for women in the entertainment industry," says Graham, whose acting credits include The Hangover Part III, At Any Price, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Boogie Nights. "With the knowledge and experience I’ve acquired in my two decades in this business, I’m ready to put my own voice forward on a project inspired by the comical liaisons that my girlfriends and I have found ourselves in with respect to love, friendship and womanhood."
Kinsey is known for playing Angela on NBC's hit comedy The Office. She currently co-stars on the TBS comedy Your Family or Mine and Hulu's The Hotwives. She's repped by UTA, LINK Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
D'Elia stars in the TV series Undateable and previously appeared on the comedy Whitney. He’s repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.
Lewis starred as Smith Jerrod on the Sex and the City series. He's repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Shannon is currently filming TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and will next be seen in the Sundance hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. She’s repped by UTA, Framework Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.