MacLaine making feature directing bow
Joey Lauren Adams, Brett Butler, Jennifer Tilly and Gwen Verdon will join previously announced cast members Kathy Bates, Shirley MacLaine and Gary Sinise in J&M Entertainment’s comedy-drama “Bruno.”
The pic, which marks MacLaine’s feature directing debut, is currently shooting in North Carolina.
Penned by David Ciminello, “Bruno” is the story of a 9-year-old genius from Long Island (“Home Alone 3’s” Alex D. Linz), who becomes a spelling bee champion on the Catholic School Circuit.
J&M CEO Julie Palau is exec producer; David Kirkpatrick is producing.
Adams is being repped in the deal by Chris Andrews at ICM and manager William Blaylock. Butler is repped by ICM’s George Freeman; Tilly is repped by UTA.