Dustin Marcellino will direct from a script by Howie Klausner

Seth Green is set to star in the indie pic “The Identical” alongside Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta and Joe Pantoliano.

Dustin Marcellino will direct from a script by Howie Klausner. Matthew Dean Russell and Mark G. Mathis will produce, while Yochanan Marcellino will exec produce. Production starts this week in Nashville.

Described by the exec producer as “a rock and roll fable about the power of music and dreams,” pic will find Green playing a drummer challenged by excesses of wine, women and song.

“I’m really excited to be working with this whole group,” said Green. “Looks like my teenage band practices are finally about to pay off.”

“We’re all really excited to have Seth on board as a pivotal part of this ensemble. He’s got the comedic delivery and dramatic chops essential to this challenging role and when he was equally receptive to the material, we knew we hit a home run,” added Russell.

A veteran of all three “Austin Powers” movies, Green is the creator and exec producer of Adult Swim’s Emmy-winning series “Robot Chicken.” He also voices many characters on the show, in addition to Chris Griffin on Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy.” Thesp, who’s currently consulting on Lucasfilm’s animated comedy series “Star Wars: Detours,” recently wrapped the miniseries “Delete” last month. He next stars in the indie pics “The Story of Luke” and “Sexy, Evil Genius.” He’s repped by UTA, Koopman Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

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