Pressly, Thicke to star in ‘Summer’ indie

Pic marks feature debut of Jimbo Lee

Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script.

Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve Agee (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) will co-star in the pic, which starts production this week in Los Angeles.

Pin-Chun Liu and Jacqueline W. Liu are producing, while Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller are exec producing with Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance.

Pressly stars as the title character, an adrenaline junkie who spends 60 hours a week working as a sous chef in a busy kitchen. After accidentally cutting herself one day, she is forced to leave work for the summer, during which she must face the challenge of doing nothing. As temperatures soar, she must deal with a distracted husband (Runyan) and the temptation of an old flame (Thicke). Conroy and Adams will play the protag’s mother and best friend, respectively.

Pic, which serves as Thicke’s feature acting debut, will mark New Artists Alliance and Caliber Media’s second film to start shooting in Los Angeles this month, as the two companies are also producing Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy “Milo.”

CAA reps Thicke and Emmy winner Pressly, who is also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Dave Feldman. Runyan is repped by Global Artists Agency and Rugolo Entertainment. Conroy is repped by ICM Partners. Caliber Media Co. reps Agee and Adams, who is also repped by Paradigm.

More Film

  • Rebel Wilson and Taye Diggs

    Concert Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets Adoring Tribute at Hollywood Bowl

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • Solo a Star Wars Story Deadpool

    It's Official: Deadpool Is Now Cooler Than Han Solo

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Headed for Underwhelming Holiday Weekend Debut

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • solo a star wars story

    How the Kasdans Settled the Biggest Debate in 'Star Wars' History With 'Solo'

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Issues New Statement: 'I Did Not Assault Women'

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • Euphoria Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'Euphoria'

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

  • David Permut

    David Permut, Naomi Kawase Join Shanghai Festival Jury

    Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”), Robin Thicke (ABC’s “Duets”) and Tygh Runyan (“Road to Nowhere”) are set to star in the indie film “Abby in the Summer,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Jimbo Lee, who also wrote the script. Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy”) and Steve […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content