In keeping with Deadline, Keir Gilchrist (Atypical) and Lucy Hale (The Hating Recreation) have been tapped to star in a unusual, sci-fi, romance movie titled, Mort in Sherman Oaks. The film would be the first feature-length directorial undertaking of Daniel André who has beforehand held credit helming brief movies together with Hannah Brewer: Hey, Soul Sister and How I Met Your Canine. Hale and Gilchrist add their names to a prolonged name sheet which incorporates Francesca Eastwood (Previous), Jim Gaffigan (Linoleum), Jay Pharoah (Saturday Evening Stay), Rhys Coiro (Paradise Metropolis), Monica Potter (Goliath), Clara McGregor (The Birthday Cake), Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek), Leslie Stratton (Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman), Dylan Flashner (The Card Counter), Lisa Yaro (Asking for It), and Isaac Singleton Jr. (The Mandalorian).
Together with serving because the movie’s director, André additionally penned the function that takes place in Los Angeles within the not-so-distant future. A younger mortician, aptly named Mort, seeks to make use of a brand new know-how that permits those that need to know, to find what number of days of life they’ve left. When Mort makes use of the LDC, or life day depend, he’s shocked to seek out out that he has lower than a yr to dwell. This discovery causes a ripple impact in his life as his fiancé Nicole (Eastwood) leaves him to take care of the analysis all by his lonesome. Hoping to seek out love one final time earlier than he kicks the bucket, Mort joins an internet courting service that matches individuals with others who share the identical dying date. It’s right here that he meets Kate (Hale) and the 2 strike up an unlikely relationship. The logline additionally mentions that the duo is being adopted by a psychotic pimp named Simon (Coiro), however doesn’t give any extra particulars there, which looks like a extremely enjoyable and wacky facet plot to depart out specifics on.
André can even produce alongside Greg Lauritano, Lucas Jarach, and Luke Daniels. The chief manufacturing crew is made up of Savoy Brummer, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jeff Rice, Rick Sasner, Stanley Preschutti, Ruben Islas, Robert Chan, Joel Michaely, and Matt Shapira.
By the sounds of it, André has picked the proper stars for his multi-genre movie. Each Gilchrist and Hale have backgrounds in darkish, but humorous productions. For Hale, her credit embody Fairly Little Liars, the teenager comedy, Katy Keene, and Scream 4, amongst others. She’ll quickly be seen in The Storied Lifetime of A.J. Fikrey and The Gemini Lounge. Gilchrist starred in Showtime’s United States of Tara, a unusual present in its personal proper, and landed a number one position lately on Netflix’s Atypical. Subsequent up, he’ll be seen within the HBO Max miniseries Love and Demise and Robert Kolodny’s boxing-based drama, Pep.
As of proper now, no launch date has been set for Mort in Sherman Oaks, however keep tuned to Collider for extra data because it turns into out there.