'Brooklyn Brothers' actors to star in coming of age comedy

Charles Chu and Ryan O’Nan, who appeared in “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best,” are toplining indie coming of age comedy “Chu and Blossom.”

Character Brigade, Taggart Prods., Fore Entertainment, Soaring Flight Productions and Baked Industries are partnering to produce with shooting starting this week in Tampa, Fla.

Gavin Kelly and Chu are co-directing from a script by Chu and O’Nan. Mercedes Ruehl and Caitlin Stasey are also starring with Melanie Lynskey, Alan Cumming, Annie Potts, Chris Marquette, Dan Bakkedahl and Richard Kind as the supporting cast.

Jason Michael Berman, Caroline Connor, Thomas B. Fore, and O’Nan are producers on the project. Ruth Mutch, George Loucas, and Jeff Rice exec produce and Joseph Restaino and PJ Leonard co-produce.

“Chu and Blossom” centers on an unlikely brotherhood between a pensive, 6-foot-8 Korean exchange student and a performance artist trapped together in small town.

Berman, Connor, Fore, O’Nan and Mutch produced “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best,” which also stars Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel, Melissa Leo, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama. Oscilloscope Laboratories is releasing “Brothers” on Sept. 21.

O’Nan made his directorial debut on “Brothers.” Chu was recently cast in “Ktown Cowboys” and “Cypher.”

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