Deadline is exclusively reporting that Anna Camp, Justin Bartha, Lucy Punch, George Young, Tawny Newsome, Ignacio Serricchio, Maulik Pancholy, Stephen Guarino and Natasha Leggero have signed up to star in the indie comedy Nuked.
The film focuses on several couples gathering at a luxurious estate for a cannabis-infused birthday dinner party – only to get sudden phone alerts about a nuclear missile headed straight for them. Their stress and panic unfolds into a wake-up call for everyone involved.
Julie Christeas and Daryl Freimark, producers on the project, released a statement saying:
We are excited to be producing Deena Kashper’s timely and comedic debut feature film, NUKED! We are so fortunate to be working with this incredibly talented and hilarious ensemble cast. Rockhill Studios has been an indispensable local partner and we are grateful to have the support of the local crew base and the Arkansas Film Commission.
Deena Kashper, who is writer/director of the film and making her feature debut, also released added that she’s:
Thrilled to be working with the best producers in the business, Julie and Daryl, with a truly phenomenal ensemble and stellar crew. It’s a dream come true.
The film is being produced by Tandem Pictures and Hardball Entertainment, with Christeas producing for Tandem, and Freimark for Hardball. Justin Bartha will be executive producing alongside Kerri Elder and Blake Elder of Rockhill Studios, Victoria Sidebotham, Jon Stockel and Danny Kashper.