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Finn Wittrock and Zoe Chao to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘Long

“American Horror Story” actor Finn Wittrock and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” star Zoe Chao are set to star in a love story and comedy titled “Long Weekend,” the movie’s manufacturing corporations introduced Thursday.

Wittrock and Chao will star alongside Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jim Rash in a rom-com dashed with some magical realism from author and director Steve Basilone. Principal pictures simply wrapped on the venture in Los Angeles.

“Long Weekend” is the story of a down on his luck, struggling author named Bart (Wittrock) and the enigmatic lady (Chao) who abruptly enters his life on the proper time. Wayans Jr. and Wilson painting Bart’s all the time supportive greatest buddies, McLendon-Covey is his pesky landlord, and Rash will play his new boss.

Fifty Seventh Street Productions and Rebelle Media together with Park Pictures and Invisible Pictures are producing the comedy. Deanna Barillari is producing for Fifty Seventh Street, Laura Lewis for Rebelle Media, Sam Bisbee and Theodora Dunlap for Park Pictures, and Jess Jacobs and Audrey Rosenberg for Invisible Pictures.

Franklin Carson, Jackie Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord are govt producing. CAA Media Finance and Rebelle Media will deal with movie gross sales.

“Long Weekend” reunites Basilone with Wayans Jr. and Wilson, who beforehand labored collectively on “Happy Endings.” The director is greatest identified for his work as a author on exhibits like “The Goldbergs,” “Community” and “Happy Endings,” in addition to his comedy podcast sequence “Terribly Funny with Steve Basilone.”

Wittrock is a two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “American Horror Story” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” He most not too long ago starred as Judy Garland’s fifth and last husband in “Judy” reverse Renee Zellweger, and he additionally was seen in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” in latest months.

Chao is greatest often known as the lead within the Facebook Watch sequence “Strangers,” which ran for 2 seasons. She can subsequent be seen in Nat Faxon and Jim’ Rash’s “Downhill” with Will Ferrell and Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Covers” with Dakota Johnson, and the Netflix sequence “Living with Yourself” with Paul Rudd. She has simply signed on as a lead within the HBO Max sequence “Love Life” with Anna Kendrick.

Below the road, “Long Weekend” was shot by director of pictures Felipe Vara de Rey, with Jen Dunlap serving as manufacturing designer, Emily Moran as costume designer, Libby Cuenin as editor and Lauren Hillman as composer.

Wittrock is represented by CAA, Weissenbach Management and Relevant. Chao is represented by CAA and B Company. Basilone is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Wayans Jr. is represented by WME. Wilson is represented by UTA and Rise Management. McLendon-Covey is represented by UTA and supervisor Gladys Gonzalez. Rash is represented by CAA and Atlas Artists.

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