Spelling will do her ‘Trick’ in comic pic

Thesp to star opposite newcomers in low-budget romance

Tori Spelling has signed to star in the romantic comedy “Trick.”

“Trick” follows the various entanglements of two young gay men (played by newcomers J.P. Pitoc and Christian Campbell), who meet in a New York subway station. They encounter a series of comic obstacles in their attempts to find a place to be alone.

Low-budget pic was written by Jason Schafer and will be directed by first-timer Jim Fall.

Spelling will play the female lead in the pic, the best friend of one of the young men.

“Trick” will be Spelling’s fourth feature. The actress, best known for her ongoing role in Fox TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has also had prominent parts in Miramax/Dimension’s such as “The House of Yes” and “Scream 2.” The new film begins shoot-ing the comedy in New York this week.

“Trick” is a co-production between Good Machine and Roadside Attractions, which brought the project to Good Machine.

Producers are Fall, Good Machine’s Ross Katz and Roadside’s Eric d’Arbeloff. Good Machine’s Anthony Bregman and Mary Jane Skalski will serve as exec producers.

Good Machine Int’l., headed by prexy David Linde, will handle foreign distribution of the film. UTA is repping it for domestic.

Spelling’s last shoot was John Hamilton’s comedy “Perpetrators of the Crime.”

She is repped by CAA and managed by Joan Green Management’s Joan Green.

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