Christopher Gorham will make his feature directorial debut on the independent comedy “We Love You, Sally Carmichael!,” Variety has learned.
Gorham, best known for portraying a blind CIA officer on USA Network’s “Covert Affairs,” will also star in “Sally Carmichael.” He will direct from a script by Daryn Tufts.
Adam Abel is producing through his production company Go Films. Executive producers are Tufts and David Nibley of Flinch Films.
“Sally Carmichael” will shoot in Utah this summer. Gorham will portray an author who is ashamed to have secretly written an incredibly popular series of young adult romance novels that chronicle the epic love story between a human girl and a merman — all under the pen name, Sally Carmichael. When he is forced to meet a top box office star about the movie adaptation of a Sally Carmichael book, the author’s carefully built life of anonymity starts crumbling down around him.
Gorham will soon appear alongside Dougray Scott, Harold Perrineau and Kim Raver in Audience Network’s limited series “Full Circle.”
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Gorham noted that his first professional acting job was in Danny Boyle’s “A Life Less Ordinary,” which was shot in Utah in 1996. Several years later, Gorham landed his first starring role in a feature on Disney’s “The Other Side of Heaven” alongside Anne Hathaway.
“I started my feature acting career in Utah, and I’m thrilled to begin my feature directing career here as Salt Lake City has a distinct beauty that this story fits perfectly,” Gorham said. “So we didn’t want to just shoot here. We wanted this movie to take place here.”
Go Films has produced the “Saints and Soldiers” movies, “Outlaw Trail” and “Forever Strong.”