‘Safety’ first as Mulroney joins Close

Lensing slated for Sept.

This article was corrected on August 30, 2000.

Dermot Mulroney will play the co-lead in “The Safety of Objects,” the feature based on A.M. Holmes’ collection of stories.

Mulroney joins Glenn Close, Patricia Clarkson and Timothy Olyphant in the Killer Films production to be helmed by Rose Troche (“Go Fish”) and produced by Killer’s Christine Vachon and Dorothy Berwin. Financing for the pic comes from London-based Renaissance Films.

Lensing is slated to start Sept. 23 in Toronto.

“Objects” revolves around the trials, tribulations and machinations among four suburban families.

Mulroney recently wrapped Alan Rudolph’s pic “Investigating Sex,” which shot in Berlin and co-starred Nick Nolte, Kathleen Robertson and Neve Campbell. He starred opposite Julia Roberts in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and was recently seen in “Where the Money Is,” opposite Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino.

Also recently, the thesp appeared opposite Brittany Murphy and Emily Watson in Sony Pictures Classics’ “Trixie.” Other credits include “The Trigger Effect,” “Kansas City,” “Copycat,” “Living in Oblivion,” “How to Make an American Quilt” and “Bad Girls.”

Mulroney earned an ACE nomination as best supporting actor for his work in the HBO pic “Long Gone.”

Mulroney is repped by UTA and managed by Carol Bodie.

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