Voss will play with ‘Dolls’

Helmers credits include 'Dangerous Touch,' 'Baja'

HOLLYWOOD — Director Kurt Voss will helm “Down and Out With the Dolls,” a comedic telling of the swift rise and fall of all-girl Portland band the Paper Dolls.

Pic, to begin production later this month, will be shot in and around Portland.

Voss penned the script based on a story by Nalini Cheriel. The film will star Zoe Poledouris, Kinnie Starr, Nicole Barrett and Melody Moore as the all-girl band. Coyote Shivers, Lemmy Kilmister, Sierra Feldner, Brenden O’Hara and Mikael Jehanno co-star.

Producers are Australia’s Whyte House Prods.’ Matt Hill (“Canvas”) along with Nanda Rao, who co-produced “Sugartown.” Peter Hill and Stephen Hill (“The Heist”) will serve as exec producers.

Daughter of composer Basil Poledouris, Zoe recently wrote scores for John Waters’ “Cecil B. Demented,” Randal Kleiser’s “Shadow of a Doubt” and Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers.”

Voss’ first feature was “Border Radio,” which he co-wrote and helmed with schoolmate Allison Anders. His next film, “Horseplayer,” preemed at Sundance.

With Marc Rocco, Voss co-wrote “Where the Day Takes You,” which starred Dermot Mulroney, Kyle MacLachlan, Lara Flynn Boyle, Will Smith and Christian Slater.

Other Voss credits include penning HBO’s “Dangerous Touch” and writing and directing “Baja.”

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