Olivia Thirlby, Ben Feldman Wrapping on Romance ‘The Force’

Olivia Thirlby, Ben Feldman Wrapping on
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Caviar and Nora Films are wrapping production this week on romance “The Force,” which stars Olivia Thirlby and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, written and directed by Rafael Palacio Illingworth, has been kept under wraps with a 20-day, Los Angeles-based shoot wrapping June 26. It also stars Adam Goldberg, Analeigh Tipton, Scott Haze, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Bogdanovich, Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”), Jon Heder and Alison Sudol (“Transparent”).

Producers are Eleonore Meier of Nora Films and Madeline Samit and Bert Hamelinck of Caviar. Executive producers are Caviar’s Michael Sagol, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films, Michel Merkt and Allen Norin.

Thirlby and Feldman play a couple confronted by the fear that settling down and getting married means their carefree days as city-dwelling young adults coming to an abrupt and depressing end. Both are tempted by the allure of another life before ultimately realizing why they fell in love in the first place.

“The Force” is Caviar’s second U.S. film, following “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” which premiered at Sundance in January and will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S. on Aug. 7. Meier has produced “Macho,” “Northeast” and “Blue Highway,” starring Kerry Bishé.

Thirlby stars in the upcoming “Stanford Prison Experiment.”

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