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Deschanel has ‘Family’ plan

Actress will join Kathleen Turner on indie drama

Emily Deschanel is set to topline Anne Renton’s indie pic “The Perfect Family,” opposite Kathleen Turner.

From producers Cora Olson and Jennifer Dubin, “Perfect Family” also stars Jason Ritter, Michael McGrady and Richard Chamberlain.

Renton will direct from a script by Claire Riley and Paula Goldberg.

Storyline revolves around a devoutly Catholic wife and mother (Turner) who has been nominated for one of the church’s top awards. She goes about trying to prove she has the “perfect” family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Deschanel plays the daughter, a successful lawyer who is a lesbian. The daughter, who is five months pregnant, struggles when it comes time to telling her mother the truth.

Meanwhile, the son (Ritter) has just left his wife for an older woman, while the husband (McGrady) is a recovering alcholic. Chamberlain plays the monsignor.

“Perfect Family” is an Independent/Present Pictures production.

Deschanel is the star of Fox’s hit TV drama “Bones.”

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