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Four join ‘Hellbaby’ cast

Huebel, Scheer, Lindhome, Key set for horror comedy

Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome and Keegan-Michael Key are going to hell, joining the cast of indie horror comedy “Hell Baby” opposite Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb.

Production is about to start in New Orleans with the scripting team Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant in their feature film co-directorial debut. Darko Entertainment is financing.

Producers are Darko’s Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta and Ted Hamm; Principato-Young’s Peter Principato and Paul Young; and Garant/Lennon Prods.

Hell Baby” centers on a young expectant couple moving to the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans and calling upon The Vatican’s elite exorcism team — portrayed by Lennon and Garant — to save them.

Huebel (“The Descendants”) will be next seen in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Seeking a Friend For the End of the World” and “Rapturepalooza.” Scheer stars in FX’s “The League” and just wrapped the second season of his Adult Swim police parody “NTSF:SD:SUV.” Lindhome performs in the comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates, named one of the 2010 Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety, and recently finished shooting in Paramount’s “Fun Size” and in Josh Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Key is the star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” opposite Jordan Peele.

Darko is repped by the CAA, which is handling the sales on the film. Principato-Young is repped by Hansen, Jacobson.

Huebel is repped by CAA; Scheer and Key are repped by UTA; Lindhome is repped by WME. The four thesps are managed by Principato-Young.

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