Megan Mullally, Jeffrey Tambor, and Will Forte are set to co-star in a new comedy titled Trouble Dolls.
An indie that was co-written and will be co-directed by Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger, the movie is about two best friends, Olivia and Nicole — played by Weixler and Prediger — who live in the East Village, struggling to make it as conceptual artists. After the death of Olivia’s cat, they head to L.A. on vacation.
Emmy winner Mullally, who worked with Weixler on Bob Byington’s 2012’s quirky comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me, will play Weixler’s aunt, the judge of a popular reality talent show called Triple Threat. She is appearing in this summer’s comedy Kings of Summer and has a regular role on Children’s Hospital.
In supporting roles will be Tambor, who is fresh off the new season of Arrested Development and now set to star in The Onion’s new behind-the-scenes spoof series for Amazon. Saturday Night Live alum Forte, who worked with Prediger this spring on the filming of writer/director Dan Schechter’s Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, will feature in the film as well.
Prediger has also starred in Girls star Alex Karpovsky’s road comedy Red Flag and Joe Swanberg’s 2011 film Uncle Kent. Weixler just completed a leading role in the Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and co-starred with Jesse Eisenberg in Free Samples. She also has a recurring role in The Good Wife on CBS.
The film, which begins production in New York this week and moves to Los Angeles in July, is being produced by Felipe Dieppa and Starstream Entertainment.