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4 thesps discover ‘How Sweet It Is’

Musical mob laffer to start shooting this weekend

Joe Piscopo, Paul Sorvino, Erika Christensen and Burt Reynolds have joined the musical mob comedy “How Sweet It Is,” which begins shooting this weekend in Los Angeles.

The Factory Entertainment and Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions laffer focuses on Jack (Piscopo), an alcoholic theater owner who needs a strong opening night for his musical to square a debt with the mob. Things get complicated when the mob boss (Sorvino) insists his crony friends get roles. Reynolds will cameo as himself, while Christensen will play Jack’s daughter.

Brian Herzlinger will direct from a script he wrote with Jay Black. Producers include Suzanne DeLaurentiis, Steven Chase, Rick Finkelstein, Ivan Kavalsky, Keith Weiner and Matthew L. Weiner. Pic is scheduled to a fall release.

Piscopo is repped by Niad Management; Sorvino is repped by Innovative Artists; Christensen is repped by UTA; and Reynolds is repped by APA.

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