Messing in 'Park' place


Debra Messing is rounding out the ensemble cast of the Latino family drama "Humboldt Park" for Overture Films.

In Alfredo De Villa's film, Messing will play the wife of John Leguizamo's character, who joins him on a trip back to his parents' home. Freddy Rodriguez (who also is executive producing), Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Mercedes Ruehl, Luis Guzman, Melonie Diaz and Vanessa Ferlito also star.

The State Street Pictures and 2DS Prods. feature was written by Rick Najera, Ted Perkins and Alison Swan. Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. are producing. Filming is set to begin Feb. 13 in Chicago.

Messing recently earned a SAG Award nom for the miniseries "The Starter Wife" and will appear in a USA Network series version of the project in the summer. She also will be seen in Picturehouse's remake of "The Women" in the fall.

She is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts.

Gregg Goldstein reported from New York; Borys Kit reported from Berlin.