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‘Hemlock Grove’ Actress Madeline Brewer to Star in ‘Hedgehog’

Hemlock Grove” actress Madeline Brewer is set to star in the indie drama “Hedgehog.”

Danny Deferrari, Robbie Tann, Jessica Renee Russell, Richard Toth and Ann Dowd also star, with Lindsey Copeland writing and directing.

The pic follows Ali, a young comedienne who longs to follow in the footsteps of her once well-known comic father but who cannot perform out of fear that she will suffer his same fate. In the hopes of conquering her fears, Ali begins taking writing classes but soon finds that the cost of the classes, plus those of her cousin Kyle’s (Tann) impending wedding, force her to take a second job assisting an aging professor (Dowd) as she prepares to move out of her home. Through each new relationship, the character finds that she must reconcile her issues with vulnerability in order to find her own path.

Copeland and Sally Northrop of Fivelands Films produce. Brewer and Norm Laviolette will exec produce.

Besides “Hemlock Grove,” Brewer was also recently seen in the past season of “Orange is the New Black.” She is repped by Inphenate and Schreck, Rose, Dapello and Adams.

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