Krasinski, DeWitt And Thirlby In For Indie Nobody Walks
A remarkable assembly of interesting indie-leaning actors and filmmakers, plus Jim from The Office, are getting together to make Nobody Walks, a drama about a Los Angeles family that takes in a young artist, "only to find her disrupting their lives." Leading the cast are Rosemarie DeWitt, last seen in The Company Men and also of Rachel Getting Married and Mad Men; Olivia Thirlby, still best known as the best friend in Juno but also in a ton of indies you may or may not have seen; and of course John Krasinski, still plugging away on The Office but who also, to his credit, recently wrote and directed a tiny adaptation of the David Foster Wallace novel Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.
What really gives this potential to be an indie powerhouse is the talent behind the camera; according to Variety the film will be directed by Ry Russo-Young (You Won't Miss Me), who co-wrote the script with Lena Dunham, the writer and director whose micro-budget Tiny Furniture was such a festival hit it got her a TV deal with Judd Apatow as a producer. The producer on this one will be Jonathan Schwartz, part of the team behind the big Sundance winner Like Crazy, which will be released by Paramount this fall.
With production starting in May in LA, I'd put down any amount of money on them finishing the film in time to premiere at Sundance in January, where it will inevitably be a hot ticket. Gearing up for the summer movie season, it's always a relief to have talent-crammed movies like this to look forward to at the end of the tunnel.
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