It’s ‘Way’ to go for Phifer

Pic is skedded to lense in Los Angeles in July

Mekhi Phifer (“ER”) will make his directorial debut on the indie comedy pic “Easier, Softer Way,” which has just been acquired by Sony.

Pic — being produced by Phifer for the Facilitator Films banner — follows two hapless pot heads involved in a scheme to rip off a mysterious character called Mr. Big after the duo sours on rehab.

Phifer is set to star, along with Maura Tierney, Scott Grimes, John C. McGinley, Ronnie Warner, Terry Crews and Mo Collins.

Pic, penned by Warner, is skedded to lense in Los Angeles in July.

Will Packer, Ken Burke and Bill Baker are co-producers.

Phifer’s recent film credits as a thesp include the horror hit “Dawn of the Dead” and the indie thriller “Slow Burn.”

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