Guy Pearce, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Seymour Cassel, Cloris Leachman, and Virginie Ledoyen have been cast in author-playwright L.D. Napier’s directorial debut Mis-Fits. According to Variety, the comedy centers on a ‘necro-detective’ who goes in search of people’s lost dead relatives.” I assume he always comes back with bad news. Producer Doug Claybourne says that Mis-Fits “is a wacky comedy in the tone of Harold and Maude“.
Filming is set to begin in May with Affonso Beato (The Queen) on board as cinematographer and Richard Hoover (Dead Man Walking) attached as production designer. Ingrid Michaelson will write an original song for the movie with music by M. Ward. Napier previously directed the documentaries The Incremental Injury and Every 21 Seconds: Or Why I Scream at the Refrigerator. Pearce recently co-starred in the critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom and The King’s Speech.