Porter, Mintz-Plasse join ‘Hand Job’

Thesps join Aubrey Plaza for indie comedy pic

Earlier: Samberg, Glover take ‘Job’

Scott Porter, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dominic Dierkes and D.C. Pierson are attached to play supporting roles in Maggie Carey’s indie comedy “The Hand Job.”

Pic stars Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”) as a studious teenager who’s determined to lose her virginity before she heads off to college.

Connie Britton is on board to play Plaza’s liberal, free-spirited mother, while her “Friday Night Lights” co-star Porter will play a grunge rocker who the girl has a crush on.

Johnny Simmons has a supporting role as the protagonist’s classmate/co-worker and Mintz-Plasse will play his sci-fi-loving best friend.

As for Dierkes and Pierson, they’ll join their Derrick Comedy cohort Donald Glover to form a trio of lifeguards.

Mae Whitman and Alia Shawkat co-star as two of Plaza’s friends, while “Saturday Night Live” jokers Andy Samberg and Bill Hader are also attached to the project, with the latter actor playing a perpetually stoned pool manager.

Producers are still searching for thesps to play Plaza’s gorgeous older sister and her intimidating father, a conservative judge.

Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd are producing for the Mark Gordon Co., while 3 Arts Entertainment’s Tom Lassally and Greg Walter will exec produce the project, which has to finalize its financing before a start date is set.

Porter recently wrapped the high school reunion indie “Ten Year,” while Mintz-Plasse will soon be seen in DreamWorks’ “Fright Night” remake, as well as the omnibus comedy “Movie 43.”

Dierkes and Pierson previously teamed with Plaza and Glover on the indie comedy “Mystery Team,” which has developed a cult following since its 2009 release.

The duo are repped by CAA and 3 Arts, while UTA reps Mintz-Plasse. Porter is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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