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Berlin: Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson Join ‘Chronically Metropolitan’

Mary-Louise Parker, Ashley Benson, Chris Noth and Shiloh Fernandez will star in the independent comedy “Chronically Metropolitan.”

Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. WME is handling U.S. rights.

Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L. Blanc are producing through the Community, and David Frankel is exec producing. Xavier Manrique is making his feature film directorial debut from a script by newcomer Nicholas Schutt.

Principal photography on the project is slated to begin in February.

Fernandez will play a first-time novelist who returns to New York City unannounced ready to reclaim his lost love, played by Benson, who is engaged to be married. Noth and Parker will play the parents of Fernandez’s character.

Parker is repped by WME, Noth by the Gersh Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, Benson by CAA and LBI Entertainment, Fernandez by WME and Untitled Entertainment. Schutt is repped by Langley Perer at Mosaic.

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