Biggs, Moore to star in ‘Grassroots’

Peggy Rajski to produce indie political comedy

Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore (“Avatar”) star in Seattle-based indie political comedy “Grassroots” with Peggy Rajski producing through Matthew Brady’s MRB Prods.

Stephen Gyllenhaal’s co-writing and directing, based on the memoir “Zioncheck for President” by Phil Campbell. Brady’s exec producing with Peggy Case and Robin Gurland co-producing.

Biggs will portray a recently fired journalist who reluctantly agrees to spearhead the Seattle City Council campaign of his eccentric friend, played by Moore as a former pedicab driver with a burning passion for the Monorail.

“Grassroots” will begin shooting in late June in Seattle.

Gyllenhaal’s credits include “Losing Isaiah,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Waterland” and “Paris Trout.” He also co-wrote and directed “Homegrown.”

Rajski’s producing credits include “The Grifters,” “Eight Men Out,” “Towelhead” and “Home for the Holidays.”

MRB, launched in 2001, independent features, TV shows and commercials. MRB produces the pre-tapes for the ESPY Awards and has produced seasons of VH1’s “Free Radio, X Games 3D: The Movie” and Kiefer Sutherland’s “I Trust You To Kill Me.”

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