〉 The indie dramedy fleshes out its cast, with veteran actor Elliott serving as the anchor.
Sam Elliott will lead a cast that includes Katharine Ross, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, and Krysten Ritter in a new dramedy from director Brett Haley. Haley co-wrote with script with Marc Basch; the two previously penned the screenplay for 2015’s I’ll See You In My Dreams.
The story centers around movie star Lee Hayden (Elliott), who, when diagnosed with cancer, must come to terms with his own mortality. As he evaluates his past, he decides how he wants to move forward with the time he has left.
Elliott can currently be seen in the Netflix original comedy series The Ranch, opposite Ashton Kutcher, and recently appeared in the Lily Tomlin-starring indie dramedy Grandma. He previously starred in Haley’s I’ll See You In My Dreams. He is repped by Gersh and Berwick & Kovacik.
Ross (to whom Elliott is married in real life) will make her first feature appearance since 2007’s Eye of the Dolphin. She is best known for her iconic role in 1967’s The Graduate as Elaine Robinson. She is repped by The Blake Agency.
Prepon stars in the Netflix hit series Orange Is The New Black, which recently received an additional three season order. She is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.
Offerman, who is best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, has been balancing features, television and voice over work since the venerable sitcom left the air. He lent his voice to the upcoming Ice Age: Collision Course, appeared in season two of the FX hit drama Fargo, and recently wrapped on The Founder, the biopic of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, set for release later this year. He is repped by UTA.
Ritter stunned audiences and critics alike with her turn as Jessica Jones in the titular series from the Marvel and Netflix. She’ll reprise that role in season two, as well as the forthcoming The Defenders series, currently in preproduction. She is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment.
Haley is the writer-director of dramas The New Year and I’ll See You In My Dreams. In addition to The Hero, he is also in development with This Time It Will with Two Flints and Wonderful Unknown with Lost City Productions. He is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor