Thesps to join James Gandolfini, John Magaro
producer. Price will play the boy’s mother with Lampanelli as his aunt. McDonald plays the father of the boy’s love interest (Heathcote, a rising star who just landed the femme lead in Warner Bros. “Dark Shadows” revival (Daily Variety, Feb. 3)). Chase is producing and directing from his own script in his feature directorial debut. Mark Johnson is also producing. Par Vantage releases. Chase, creator-exec producer of “The Sopranos,” signed on in 2008 to write, direct and produce the feature. Chase has a longstanding relationship with Paramount chairman Brad Grey, who was an exec producer on “The Sopranos.”Garrett is repped by WME, Raw Talent Management and Gendler & Kelly, APC; Heathcote by WME and Jackson-Medavoy Ent.; McDonald by Gersh and Brillstein; Price by Gersh; Lampanelli by CAA and Parallel Ent.
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