Actresses join Michael C. Hall in indie comedy

Brie Larson and Lucy Liu are joining Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”) in the indie comedy “East Fifth Bliss.”

Hall will portray a 35-year-old whose static life comically unravels when he embarks on an awkward relationship with Larson’s character, the 18-year-old daughter of a former high school classmate. Liu plays an unhappily married neighbor.

Michael Knowles is directing. He adapted the script with Douglas Light from Light’s novel of the same title, which received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction.

John Ramos and Knowles are producing for 7A Prods., and John Will is producing for Torn Sky Entertainment. Susan Leber also produces. Lensing is set to start in April in New York.

Knowles directed and wrote “One Night,”starring Melissa Leo.

Hall’s set to return to production for the fifth season of “Dexter”following completion of “East Fifth Bliss.”Larson co-stars on Showtime’s “The United States of Tara,”and her film credits include “Greenberg”and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”Liu will make her Broadway debut in “God of Carnage”on March 2, starring with Dylan Baker, Janet McTeer and Jeff Daniels.

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