Freida Pinto Sets Sights on Comedy With ‘Mis-Fits’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Thesp to play love interest in Guy Pearce starrer that Film Sharks Intl. is repping at AFM

Freida Pinto looks set for a change of direction with comedy “Mis-Fits,” which sales company FilmSharks Intl. will introduce at the AFM.

The fiction feature debut of writer-director L.D. Napier, and produced by Doug Claybourne, “Mis-Fits” toplines Guy Pearce as a Brooklyn detective, whose job is to find dead relatives.

Pinto will play Pearce’s love interest.

“We’ve been looking for just the right combination of warmth and chutzpah and Freida is the perfect fit: Intelligent and talented, and she completely gets the humor in this story about finding family,” said Claybourne, who, along with his attorney, John Logigian, will retain rights to North America.

Pic’s target audience, Claybourne said, is “16 and up. It will definitely be enjoyed by the 30s-and-up for the quirky, intelligent comedy element.” He likened the film’s humor to “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Harold and Maude” and “Little Miss Sunshine.”

“Mis-Fits” is skedded to go into production in 2014. Pinto is repped by CAA. Her casting was negotiated by CAA’s Hylda Queally and Steven Brookman with Claybourne for the production.

Jane Jenkins (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) is “Mis-Fits” casting director.

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