Schardt will make feature directorial debut
Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Maas and Steven Schardt — the team behind indie comedy “Humpday” — has come back together for “Treatment.”“Treatment,” penned by actor-writer Sean Nelson (“The Freebie”), centers on an unsuccessful screenwriter who checks in to an exclusive rehab to pitch an A-list star his project. Leonard is set to star in the comedy, Maas will serve as producer and Schardt is making his feature directing debut. Besides Leonard and Nelson, cast includes Ross Partridge (“Baghead”), Brie Larson (“Greenberg”) and newcomers Jessica Makinson and Chris Caniglia. Cameos will be made by John Hodgman, Robyn Hitchcock, Katie Aselton, Jack Betts, and Calvin Reeder. Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles. Leonard recently completed filming his project “The Lie,” based on a story by T.C. Boyle, which he wrote, directed and stars in. He also appeared in “The Freebie,” which premiered at Sundance last month. Schardt produced the indie film “$5 Cover: Seattle” for MTV.