'Gossip Girl' star joins Hugh Laurie in indie dramatic comedy

Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl” will star in indie dramatic comedy “The Oranges” opposite Hugh Laurie.

Produces are Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Leslie Urdang of Olympus Pictures, which is financing. CAA will represent North American rights with Film Nation repping international rights.

Script by Jay Reiss and Ian Helfer centers on a man’s romantic relationship with the daughter of a family friend, which turns their lives upside down. Julian Farino will direct, with shooting expected to begin in April in New York City. Catherine Keener’s also been cast.

Meester will be seen next in Warner’s “Date Night” and upcoming Screen Gems thriller “The Roommate.” She’s repped by WME and Leverage Entertainment.

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