Thesp will helm indie drama 'Beside Still Waters'

Chris Lowell, who starred on “Private Practice” and played the male lead in “The Help,” is set to make his feature directorial debut with the indie drama “Beside Still Waters.”

Thesp Ryan Eggold (“90210″) stars alongside Beck Bennett, Will Brill, Brett Dalton, Erin Darke, Jessy Hodges, Britt Lower and Reid Scott.

Eggold will star as a young man on the verge of losing his childhood home following the death of his parents. Story follows his struggle to maintain the friendships of his youth as he invites his high school pals over for one last celebration in an attempt to find closure and win back his ex-girlfriend.

Lowell wrote the script with Mohit Narang. Jason Potash and Paul Finkel are producing through their Storyboard Entertainment banner, while Lowell and Narang will also produce along with Steven Gorel. Pic begins filming next week in Michigan.

Potash and Finkel recently produced Maggie Kiley’s indie “Light Years,” which stars Lowell and his “The Help” co-star Allison Janney, as well as Clark Gregg (“The Avengers”).

Lowell, who played George Clooney’s assistant in “Up in the Air,” will next be seen alongside Liam Hemsworth in “AWOL.”

Eggold has earned strong notices for his performance as a drag queen in the short film “Queen,” co-written and directed by Lowell’s “Up in the Air” co-star Adam Rose.

Lowell is repped by WME and Thruline Entertainment, while CAA reps his fellow USC alum Bennett. Eggold, Dalton and Reid are repped by Gersh. Innovative Artists reps Hodges and Darke. Paradigm reps Lower, while Brill is repped by Stewart Talent.

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