Olivia Thirlby is set to investigate a brutal murder as the star of The White Orchid, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The noir thriller from writer-director Steve Anderson follows Claire Decker (Thirlby), a shy, part-time social services investigator working in Morro Bay, Calif. While she typically spends her working hours tracking down the relatives of elderly people who have died alone at home, her boss (Jennifer Beals) assigns her to help a local sheriff (John Carroll Lynch) solve the brutal murder of a beautiful blonde known only as The White Orchid.
Jeremy Garelick is directing the movie for Screen Gems and Miramax
“Dredd” star Olivia Thirlby is set to join Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in the untitled comedy that Jeremy Garelick will direct for Screen Gems and Miramax, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Hart stars as Jimmy, who provides best-man services for socially challenged grooms who have no close friends willing to stand by them on their wedding day.
Gad will play Doug, a groom-to-be who fabricates not just his best man, but his nine groomsmen as well. Together they must carry out a charade that is designed to make Doug look his best but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) will play Gad’s self-centered fiancee, while Affion Crockett will play one of the fake groomsmen.
Thirlby will play Cuoco’s sister who develops a crush on Hart’s character.
Project, which is currently untitled, was formerly known as “Best Man Inc.” when it was developed at Miramax. Garelick wrote the script with Jay Lavender.
Will Packer (“Think Like a Man”) is producing with Miramax’s Adam Fields. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
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