Groundswell Productions, Fox Searchlight tap thesp

Groundswell Productions and Fox Searchlight has tapped Joel Kinnaman for ”Lola Versus,” joining a cast which includes Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones and Hamish Linklater.

Debra Winger and Bill Pullman lead the cast in the romantic comedy, which started principal production today in New York.

”Breaking Upwards” helmer Daryl Wein will direct from a script he co-wrote with Lister-Jones.

Fox Searchlight will release ”Versus” in North America, the U.K., France and other major territories.

Groundswell will finance with Michael London and Jocelyn Hayes Simpson producing.

Janice Williams will exec produce the pic, set to shoot entirely in Gotham.

Film centers on Lola, played by Gerwig, after she’s dumped by her longtime boyfriend, played by Kinnaman, right before their wedding. Lola goes on to embark on a series of desperate encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world.

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