Lost in Austin Casting

Will Raee tapped to direct

Linda Cardellini, Jason Lee, Craig Robinson and Ursula Parker have signed to star in indie caper comedy “Lost in Austin.”

Producers are Gary Ousdahl of Up Late Productions and Suzanne Weinert of Flatiron Pictures. Will Raee is directing from a script he co-wrote with Brenna Graziano.

Cardellini will play a wife and mother who — fed up with her mundane lifestyle — comes up with a plan to make her family instant celebrities by having her ex-boyfriend (played by Lee) kidnap her 11-year-old daughter for a month. Robinson will portray an ex-con and Parker will play the daughter.

Cardellini has a recurring role on ‘Mad Men.” Robinson will also be starring in his new show on NBC “Mr. Robinson” in the fall and is currently in Mississippi for Universal’s James Brown biopic, directed by Tate Taylor. Parker’s credits include “Louie” and “666 Park Avenue.”

Cardellini is repped by ICM and managed by Paul Nelson and Julie Darmody of Mosaic. Lee is repped by CAA and managed by Gay Ribisi of Ribisi Entertainment. Robinson is repped by UTA and managed by Mark Schulman of 3 Arts and Parker is repped by Jillian Neal and Todd Diener of Untitled Entertainment.

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