Fred Melamed (“A Serious Man”), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (“Chi Raq”), Evan Handler (“Sex and the City”) and John Gatins (“Real Steel”) have joined the cast of the film, which just started shooting in Los Angeles.
Co-written by Aselton and Adam Nagata, “Lying and Stealing” stars James as Ivan, a suave, young thief whose specialty is stealing high end art from the L.A. elite. Business is good, but Ivan wants out. Elyse (Ratajkowski) is an aspiring actress with a closet full of skeletons and a mountain of debt. Soon these two clever grifters decide to team up for one last, big daring heist.
Michael Costigan (“Ghost in the Shell”), Naomi Despres (“Kill the Messenger”), Mohamed AlRafi (“Above Suspicion”) and Asleton are producing. James is exec producing. Global Road is handling international sales and shopping the film at the AFM, with UTA Independent Film Group repping North American rights.