Jenna Fischer, Rita Wilson Join Indie Drama 'Kiss Me' (Exclusive)

Jenna Fischer Rita Wilson - H 2012
Getty Images

Jenna Fischer Rita Wilson - H 2012

'Survivor' host Jeff Probst is directing the film, which stars John Corbett and Sarah Bolger.

Jenna Fischer, Rita Wilson, Emily Osment, Steven Weber and Davenia McFadden have joined the cast of Kiss Me, an indie coming-of-age drama that is serving as the return to the director’s chair of longtime Survivor host Jeff Probst.

The quintet join Sarah Bolger and John Corbett in the movie, written by Liz Sarnoff (Lost). The project begins shooting this month in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: 20 Top Grossing Films of 2011

The story tracks a teen named Zoe (Bolger), forced to wear a back brace to deal with her scoliosis as she navigates relationships with her mother, her best friend and a married man (Corbett) whose kids she babysits.

Fischer plays Corbett’s wife, whose kindly attitude toward Zoe changes when she discovers a relationship between the girl and her husband. Wilson is Zoe’s mom, who parents with tough love, ultimately pushing the girl to seek affection elsewhere. Weber is the girl’s father.

Osment is Zoe’s friend, living with the secret pain of an abusive and alcoholic father. McFadden is a nurse.

Probst is producing along with Katy Wallin of MysticArt Pictures and John J. Kelly.

PHOTOS: Academy Award Nominees 2012

Fischer, repped by WME and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, is one of the stars of NBC’s The Office and appeared in last year’s feature comedy Hall Pass. Wilson, coming off an arc on CBS' The Good Wife, is repped by CAA.

Osment appears on Disney XD’s Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and is repped by CAA. Webber, who did an arc on TNT’s Falling Skies, is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment.

McFadden appeared in movies such as Smokin’ Aces and Honeydripper and is repped by Don Buchwald & Associated/Fortitude.


Twitter: @Borys_Kit