Quaid punches 'Time' clock with Baruchel


Randy Quaid and Jay Baruchel will star in the indie dramedy "Real Time."

Randall Cole will direct from a screenplay he wrote. Julia Rosenberg, Paula Devonshire and Ari Lantos are producing.

The film centers on a hit man (Quaid) who gives an old acquaintance (Baruchel), a compulsive gambler, one hour to live.

"Real Time" is being financed by Serendipity Point Films, Telefilm Canada and Corus Entertainment and produced by January Films, Devonshire Prods. and APB Pictures. Maple Pictures will distribute the film in Canada, and Serendipity Point Films will handle worldwide sales.

Cole is a graduate of Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center, where he made his first feature, "19 Months." "Real Time" will be shot outside Toronto.

Quaid's credits include "The Ice Harvest" and "Brokeback Mountain" and the upcoming "Goya's Ghosts" and "Gary the Tennis Coach." He is repped by IFA Talent and attorney Matt Galsor.

Baruchel, who recently signed on to co-star in the Ben Stiller-helmed "Tropic Thunder," next will appear in Judd Apatow's summer comedy "Knocked Up." He is handled by CAA, Thruline Entertainment and attorney Jamie Feldman.