×

Zoe Lister-Jones Makes her Directorial Debut with Indie ‘Band Aid’

“Life in Pieces” star, Zoe Lister-Jones is set to make her directorial debut with the indie “Band Aid”, which she also wrote and produced.

Lister-Jones also stars alongside Adam Pally and Fred Armisen in the story of a couple who, in the wake of a miscarriage, can’t stop fighting, so decide to turn all their fights into songs and form a rock band to save their marriage.

Hannah Simone, Colin Hanks, Brooklyn Decker, Jesse Williams, Susie Essman, Ravi Patel, Jamie Chung, Chris D’Elia and Jerry O’Connell (Billions) are also on board.

Lister-Jones hired an all female production crew led by Producer Natalia Anderson, Cinematographer Hillary Spera, Production Designer Hillary Gurtler, Editor Libby Cuenin and Line Producer Kristen Murtha.

With lyrics for the original songs written by Lister-Jones and composed by Kyle Forester, she, Pally, and Armisen recorded the music live during production, with Pally on guitar and Armisen on drums.

“I wanted to foster an environment that was collaborative and empowering for women,” said Lister-Jones.

Lister-Jones penned the script and produced under her boutique production company, Mister Lister Films, which she runs with filmmaker and husband, Daryl Wein, who served as EP on the project.

The film is financed by QC Entertainment with the company’s principals Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Shaun Redick also serving as executive producers. QC Entertainment, which is the recently formed partnership between McKittrick, Hamm, Mansfield and Redick, upcoming projects include Michael Sheen’s feature directorial debut “Green River Killer” and Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut, “Get Out.”

Worldwide Sales are being Co-Repped by WME and QC Entertainment.

Lister-Jones most recently starred in HBO’s “Confirmation” and is represented by WME, Mosaic, and Jackoway Tyerman.

Armisen is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorneys Jared Levine and Corinne Farley. Pally is with 3 Arts, UTA and attorney Jon Moonves.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Disney Music Group Launches 'For Score'

    Disney Music Group Launches Composer Podcast Series

    Disney Music Group, in association with Treefort Media, will debut “For Scores,” a new podcast series featuring interviews with film and television composers from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. Set to launch this week, the podcast is hosted by Variety contributor Jon Burlingame and “will give voice to award-winning visionary composers, exploring [...]

  • Johnny Flynn Stardust

    Johnny Flynn is David Bowie in First Look at 'Stardust'

    Salon Pictures has unveiled a first look image of Johnny Flynn as David Bowie in its upcoming feature “Stardust.” Rising star Flynn, who recently starred in Michael Pearce’s BAFTA-winning debut feature “Beast” and co-starred in the ITV and Amazon Studio’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair,” stars as the music icon as he embarks [...]

  • Dan Stevens

    Dan Stevens Joins Netflix Comedy 'Eurovision'

    “Legion” star Dan Stevens has joined the cast of Netflix feature “Eurovision,” alongside Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan. The British actor, who made his name in “Downton Abbey” and recently finished a three-year run on FX’s “X-Men” spin-off “Legion” from Noah Hawley, will play Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant taking part in the [...]

  • THE-SONG-OF-NAMES

    Tim Roth, Clive Owen-Starrer 'The Song Of Names' To Close San Sebastian

    Starring Clive Owen and Tim Roth, Canadian François Girard’s historical drama “The Song of Names” will close the 67th San Sebastian Festival on Sept. 28. World premiering at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival as a Gala Presentation, “The Song of Names” will play out of competition at what will be its international premiere. Hanway Films [...]

  • Dogwoof Boards Venice-Bound Imelda Marcos Doc

    Dogwoof Boards Venice-Bound Imelda Marcos Documentary ‘The Kingmaker’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Dogwoof has boarded Lauren Greenfield’s “The Kingmaker,” about Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines. The hotly anticipated feature doc delves into the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and Imelda’s attempts to aid her son’s political career. It will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and then screen at [...]

  • Yao Chen in “Send Me to

    Cheng Cheng Films Nabs North American Rights to China's 'Send Me to the Clouds'

    New York-based distributor Cheng Cheng Films has acquired North American rights to first-time Chinese director Teng Congcong’s comedy drama “Send Me to the Clouds,” starring and produced by A-list actress Yao Chen. The company is planning a theatrical release for fall 2019. “Cheng Cheng has always championed films with strong female leads,” the firm said [...]

  • A White White Day

    Film Movement Brings ‘A White, White Day’ to the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

    OSLO  —  New-York based distributor Film Movement has acquired U.S. rights to critically-lauded Icelandic drama “A White, White Day,” today’s opening film at New Nordic Films in Haugesund. In a separate deal, sales agent New Europe Film Sales has closed French-speaking Canada with Funfilm and English-speaking Canada with Game Theory. Hlynur Pálmason’s sophomore pic, “A [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content