Adam Goldberg, Nick Stahl and Rory Cochrane have inked deals to star along with Anna Friel and Simon Baker Denny in Fox 2000’s as-yet-untitled “Sunset Strip” project.
Art and John Linson are producing the ensemble comedy, which takes an “American Grafitti”-style look at the young habitues of the famed thoroughfare over a single day in 1971. Pic begins shooting Monday in L.A.
The story centers on a group of music-business wannabes, including Goldberg as a manger of soul bands who, in trying to “stay close to the talent,” sports outfits and hairdos he think they’ll relate to. Stahl plays a wide-eyed guitar player living in Laurel Canyon, and Cochrane portrays a depressed songwriter who longs to take center stage.
First-time director Adam Collis helms the pic based on “The Doors” co-writer Randall Jahnson’s screenplay.
Goldberg, who recently gained attention for his performance as a Jewish soldier in “Saving Private Ryan,” recently wrapped shooting on the Ron Howard-helmed “Ed TV,” which Universal will release next spring. He also lends his voice to the Jack Russell terrier “Flealick” in U’s upcoming “Babe: Ping in the City.
His previous credits include “Homeward Bound II,” “Higher Learning” and “Dazed and Confused.” He’s repped by Steven Levy of Innovative Artists.
Stahl, who recently starred in MGM’s horror pic “Disturbing Behavior,” appears in Terrence Malick’s upcoming “Thin Red Line,” also from Fox 2000. He made his feature debut starring opposite Mel Gibson in the 1993 pic “The Man Without a Face.” Stahl’s deal was brokered by UTA and attorney Ken Richman. He’s managed by Imparato Knight Fay.
Cochrane’s credits include the highly rated “The Last Don” miniseries as well as features “Empire Records,” “The Low Life,” “Love and a .45” and “Dazed and Confused.”
Irish actress Friel’s credits include “The Land Girls,” which Gramercy released domestically earlier this year. Upcoming roles include the Ewan McGregor starrer “Rogue Trader” and Fox Searchlight’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Baker Denny’s credits include “Most Wanted” and “L.A. Confidential.”