Union set to star in ‘Family Tree’

Helmer leads cast of Malone, Gilford and Slattery

Exclusive: Gabrielle Union, Jena Malone, Zach Gilford and “Mad Men” thesp John Slattery are set to star in the indie dramedy “Family Tree.”

Brian Savelson is directing from his own screenplay. Anish Savjani (“Meek’s Cutoff”) is producing with Vincent Savino.

Slattery and Gilford star as an estranged father and son who accidentally wind up in the same vacation home with their two girlfriends. Union will play Slattery’s love interest who’s practically the same age as his son, which makes for some awkward encounters. Malone will play Gilford’s girlfriend.

Production is scheduled to start this June in upstate NY.

Union is currently filming Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds” for Lionsgate and was also just cast in Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man.”

Slattery recently appeared alongside Matt Damon in U’s “The Adjustment Bureau” and played Robert Downey Jr.’s father in “Iron Man 2.”

Malone recently starred in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” and wrapped a trio of films — the lesbian teen romance “Jack and Diane,” M. Blash’s drama “The Wait” and the Paul Dano-Jon Heder pic “For Ellen.”

Gilford, best known for starring in the TV series “Friday Night Lights” as well as ABC’s “Off the Map,” can currently be seen in James Gunn’s “Super.”

Union is repped by Paradigm and Jeff Morrone Entertainment, while Gersh reps Slattery and Malone. Gilford is repped by WME and Dontanville/Frattaroli Management.

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