by: Sammy Mink
A slew of TV actors and actresses are signing on to star in HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS. Natasha Lyonne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kumail Nanjiani and Kyle Mooney will join Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs and Sally Field in the indie comedy. The project centers on a hoarder and cat lady in her sixties who becomes obsessed with a younger man who starts working at her company. Michael Showalter will helm the project.
Lyonne has been getting a lot of attention lately for her hilarious character Nicky on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” but is also fondly remembered for her role in the “American Pie” franchise. Her upcoming projects include Leslye Headland’s “Sleeping With Other People” and horror/thriller “#Horror” with Chloë Sevigny and her OITNB co-star Taryn Manning.
McLendon-Covey is best known for her role in Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids” but has also made a name for herself in TV with series like “Reno 911” and “The Goldbergs.” Next up, she’s set to star in the comedy “Merry Friggin’ Christmas” with Robin Williams and Lauren Graham.
Nanjiani currently stars as Dinesh in the HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” and has also appeared in “Life As We Know It” and “Portlandia.” He’ll next appear in the comedy “Flock of Dudes” alongside Skylar Astin and Hilary Duff.
Mooney has written for a number of TV shows, including “Nathan for You” and “Hello Ladies” and has appeared on “SNL” as various characters.