Faye Dunaway has joined the cast of “Stanley’s Gig,” an independent joint production of Left Hook and Lampedusa Films. Written and directed by Marc Lazard and co-written by Gadi Dechter, “Gig” tells the story of a middle-aged minstrel whose love for the ukulele lands him a job as a recreational therapist in an old-folks home. There, he befriends an ancient jazz chanteuse who changes his life. Dunaway will play a friend and confident of Stanley’s.
“Gig” stars William Sanderson (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”), Marla Gibbs (“Lost and Found”), Gabrielle Anwar (“Scent of a Woman”), Paul Benjamin (“Do the Right Thing”), and Stephen Tobolowsky (“Groundhog Day”).
The film will feature original music by Grammy winner Ian Whitcomb and ukulele virtuoso Jim Beloff. It is produced by Justin Hogan and Todd Traina and exec produced by Panos Nicolaou and Justin Lazard.
Dunaway’s deal was brokered by manager Chuck Binder.
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Traylor Howard has joined the cast of “Me Myself and Irene” starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zelwegger. Pic is the latest from comedic powerhouse Peter and Bobby Farrelly who will write, direct and produce the split-personality comedy. Bradley Thomas will produce with the Farrelly’s through their Conundrum Entertainment banner.
Howard will play Carrey’s wife, who takes off with a limo driver, prompting her husband’s mental breakdown.
Howard’s previous credits include MGM’s “Dirty Work,” and the indie “Confessions of a Sexist Pig.” She is on ABC’s “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.”
The actress is repped by Jason Heyman at UTA and managed by Barbara Lawrence of Ensemble Entertainment.
— Vanessa Torres