HOLLYWOOD — Ryan Reynolds, Estella Warren and Michael Rapaport are set to star in the drama “Standing Still,” to be directed by tyro helmer Matthew Cole Weiss.
James Van Der Beek is also eyeing a starring role in the movie.
The film, budgeted at $1.2 million, is described as a “Big Chill” for the Gen Y set, revolving around a group of friends who reconnect at a wedding several years after graduating from college.
Shooting is skedded to start in November in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Matt Perniciaro and Timm Sharp, an actor who starred in Fox’s sitcom “Undeclared,” wrote the script.
Jeff Rice (“Speedway Junky,” “The Watcher”) and Perniciaro are producing the project, while Gary Michael Walters and David Snedeker will exec produce.
Weiss — a 24-year-old recent graduate of NYU’s film program and freelance journo for mags Maxim, Details and Entertainment Weekly –has been gaining recognition around Hollywood for his short “Mean People Suck.” Eight-minute film stars James Franco, Dominique Swain, Eric Christian Olsen and Beverley Mitchell.
Weiss is repped by Mission Management. Reynolds, Warren and Rapaport are repped by UTA, and Endeavor reps Van Der Beek.