Kudrow, Parnell join Prendergast's comedy

Regent Releasing has acquired distribution rights to ensemble comedy “Kabluey,” starring Lisa Kudrow, Scott Prendergast, Teri Garr, Christine Taylor, Conchata Ferrell, Chris Parnell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Regent plans to release the film this summer.

Prendergast directed from his own script and shot in Austin, Texas. Story centers on a man who’s forced to take a humiliating job as a corporate mascot to help his sister-in-law tend to her toddlers while his brother is off fighting in Iraq.

“Kabluey” was produced by Rick Rosenthal through his Whitewater Films banner along with Gary Dean Simpson, Rhoades Rader, Jeff Balis and Doug Sutherland. Sarah Feinberg and Nancy Stephens exec produced.

“Kabluey” was selected for the Film Independent Los Angeles screenwriters lab along with its producers and directors lab, the IFP directors lab, and the L.A. Film Festival’s fast track program. It won audience awards at the Austin Film Festival and the Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival.

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