Thesps added to Sobini Films' dark comedy
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alums Seth Green and Michelle Trachtenberg, as well as Billy Baldwin and Harold Perrineau Jr. are set to join Katee Sackhoff in Sobini Films’ dark comedy “Sexy Evil Genius.”Veteran TV producer Shawn Piller will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which was written by Scott Lew. Indie pic concerns an eclectic group of strangers who are invited to a downtown Los Angeles bar by Nikki (Sackhoff), a mutual ex-lover and possibly insane young woman who’s recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend. After Nikki arrives with her latest lover and fiancée, the morally-challenged lawyer who’s been handling her case, her current and former lovers soon realize they’re all caught in one of her brilliant, mischievous mind-games that may have deadly consequences. Lloyd Segan of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and David W. Higgins (“Hard Candy”) of Launchpad Prods. are producing along with Sobini Films’ Mark Amin (“Frida”). Sobini’s Cami Winikoff will exec produce with Scott Shepherd, while Todd Ulman, Nellie Nugiel and Sackhoff will serve as co-producers. Lew, an almost fully paralyzed scribe diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), wrote the script by moving his head in slight motions that connect to a digital keyboard screen. Green can currently be heard voicing characters on Fox’s “Family Guy” and Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken,” which he also co-created. Trachtenberg was last seen in Relativity Media’s ’80s comedy “Take Me Home Tonight” and has a recurring role on the CW’s “Gossip Girl,” as does Baldwin. Perrineau, the “Lost” thesp who recently starred in Ben Ketai’s “30 Days of Night: Dark Days,” will soon be seen alongside Nicolas Cage and January Jones in Roger Donaldson’s thriller “The Hungry Rabbit Jumps.” UTA reps Green, Trachtenberg and Baldwin along with Koopman Management, Framework Entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, respectively. APA reps Perrineau.
Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more