LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Angarano has signed on and Jesse Eisenberg is in negotiations to star in the indie comedy feature “Ceremony,”
Max Winkler, the son of actor Henry Winkler, is making his feature directorial debut on the NALA Films production.
Winkler’s script follows a young man (Eisenberg) who falls hard for an older woman about to be married. The infatuation prompts him to take along his unwitting friend (Angarano) to a beach town in an effort to break up the wedding. Upon arriving, the young men quickly realize just how out of place they are among the stately British groom-to-be and his guests.
Winkler recently co-wrote with Matt Spicer, his writing partner, and Jonah Hill “The Adventurer’s Handbook,” which was picked up in February by Universal. He also directed the mockumentary “Clark and Michael,” a Web series starring Michael Cera and Clark Duke.
Angarano starred opposite Christopher Plummer in the indie feature “Man in the Chair” and appeared in David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels” opposite Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale and “The Forbidden Kingdom” opposite Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He reteams with Rockwell for Fox Searchlight’s “Gentlemen Broncos.”
Eisenberg starred in “Adventureland” and “The Education of Charlie Banks” and next stars opposite Woody Harrelson in the fall horror comedy “Zombieland.”
Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters