ANESTHESIA Adds Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll and Gretchen Mol; Joan Carr-Wiggin’s IF YOU SEE HER Adds Sara Paxton and Janet Montgomery

     November 5, 2013

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Here’s today’s casting roundup:

  • Tim Blake Nelson’s indie Anesthesia adds an impressive ensemble cast, including Sam Waterston (The Newsroom), Glenn Close (Damages), Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire).
  • Director Joan Carr-Wiggin (If I Were You) has cast Janet Montgomery (Our Idiot Brother) and Sara Paxton (Aquamarine) in the comedy-drama, If You See Her.

Hit the jump for more.

janet-montgomeryDeadline reports that Nelson’s Anesthesia has added extensively to their ensemble cast.  The story “follows the disparate stories of New Yorkers whose lives come together after the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.”  Waterston will star as the professor, Walter Zarrow, with Close playing his wife, Marcia.  Stoll stars as an investment banker who plays witness to the attack; Mol will play his alcoholic homemaker wife.  Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga) also stars in a small role as Zarrow’s student, Sophie and Nelson himself will also star as Zarrow’s son.  Other cast members include Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad), Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha), and K. Todd Freeman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

Here’s the press release for If You See Her with more casting details:

Janet Montgomery and Sara Paxton to star in “IF YOU SEE HER” Directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin
TORONTO, November 5, 2013 – Paragraph Pictures announced today that Janet Montgomery (“Spies of Warsaw,” “Our Idiot Brother”) and Sara Paxton (“The Innkeepers,” “Aquamarine”) are starring in the new comedy-drama “If You See Her” from writer/director Joan Carr-Wiggin.  Carr-Wiggin’s follow up to the Marcia Gay Harden / Aidan Quinn comedy “If I Were You,” “If You See Her” is a film about secrets and weddings, and best friends forever.

Writer-director Joan Carr-Wiggin says: “We could not have a better cast. Janet Montgomery and Sara Paxton are giving brilliant performances that are both hilarious and heartbreaking.”

sara-paxtonWhen Heather (Janet Montgomery) and Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton) were kids they knew they would be best friends forever. But Heather left the small town on the last day of high school vowing never to return. Forced to return when her father becomes ill, the cynical young documentary filmmaker is pressured into filming Sarah Ann’s wedding video. Heather is convinced that the anarchist filmmaker and bubbly pink-wearing bride have nothing in common, but as the big day approaches she finds that no one is quite what they seem – especially the old friend she thought she knew better than anyone.

“If You See Her” is being produced by David Gordian for Paragraph Pictures and Alan Latham for U.K.-based Green Screen Productions.

Janet Montgomery is represented by Sandra Chang at Anonymous Content and Shani Rosensweig at UTA.  Sara Paxton is represented by Principato-Young, UTA and SMGSB.

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