Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard, Dolly Wells and Chace Crawford have joined Lake Bell and Ed Helms in the romantic comedy “What’s the Point? (And Other Fair Questions About Marriage).”
The film, written and directed by Bell, is currently in production in Los Angeles. “What’s the Point?” investigates the concept that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
The story is told through the lens of a pretentious documentarian — portrayed by Wells — and follows three couples at various stages in their relationships.
The film is produced by Bell through More Films, Jett Steiger through Ways & Means and Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall via Cold Iron Pictures. Executive producers are Jason Beck and Andy Bohn of the Film Arcade.
The film marks Bell’s follow-up to the comedy “In a World…,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, earning Bell the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. She received several nominations and prizes, including an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best first screenplay.
Heard was most recently seen in “The Danish Girl,” and Steenburgen starred in “A Walk in the Woods.” Heard is repped by WME, Steenburgen by UTA and Management 360.
Reiser is repped by Gersh and New Wave Entertainment. Wells is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group and Anonymous Content. Cenac is repped by UTA and David Martin at Avalon and Crawford is repped by CAA and Podwall Entertainment. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.