'Puncture' thesp plays the suicidal male lead

Mark Kassen will find out why life is worth living in the indie “Stars” for LLeju Productions and Storyland Pictures.

Kassen, most recently seen in “Puncture” with Chris Evans, plays the suicidal male lead opposite Vinessa Shaw, Kathryn Hahn, Tom Bower and Illeana Douglas.

Derrick Borte directs from a script by Jim Janosky about a man who decides on his birthday to kill himself, but his disregard for life takes a turn en route to his demise.

William Perkins will produce along with Borte and Scott Lochmus. LLeju is financing the production, currently under way in New Mexico.

Kassen is repped by CAA.

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