Lea Thompson Directing Daughters in ‘Year of Spectacular Men’

Lea Thompson is making her feature film directorial debut in “The Year of the Spectacular Men,” starring her daughters Madelyn Deutch and Zoey Deutch, Variety has learned exclusively.

“The Year of Spectacular Men” is produced by Parkside Pictures and Tadross Media Group. Producers are Parkside’s Damiano Tucci and Danny Roth along with Gordon Gilbertson and Howard Deutch; executive producers are Michael Tadross Jr. and Christopher Conover.

Filming will start later this month in Los Angeles, New York City, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco.

Madelyn Deutch will portray a young woman fresh out of college as she strikes up and torches relationships with several men, including characters played by Jesse Bradford and Nicholas Braun. Zoey Deutch will play her sister, a movie star with a loving boyfriend, played by Avan Jogia.

Thompson will portray their yoga-guru mother who has a 25-year-old girlfriend, played by Melissa Bolona. Madelyn Deutch wrote the script.

Thompson describes the film as “a personal peek into the life, language and love of the Millennial Woman.”

“This is exactly the kind of raw, funny, honest story I have always wanted to tell,” she said. “It’s made even more delicious because I love working so closely with my family.”

Thompson’s acting credits include “Back to the Future” and “Switched at Birth,” on which she’s directed several episodes. Zoey Deutch’s credits include Richard Linklater’s upcoming “Everybody Wants Some” and “Dirty Grandpa.”

Thompson and Madelyn Deutch are represented by Innovative Artists and Gilbertson Entertainment. Zoey Deutch is represented by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment. Bradford is represented by UTA and Alchemy Entertainment. Jogia is represented by ICMPartners and Link Entertainment. Braun is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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