7 April, 2016Print
Lake Bell’s "What’s The Point?” Adds Castmembers
LOS ANGELES (April x, 2016) – The Film Arcade announced today that Mary Steenburgen (A Walk in the Woods, The Last Man on Earth), Paul Reiser (Concussion, Whiplash), Amber Heard (The Danish Girl, Magic Mike XXL), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Dolly Wells (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 45 Years) and Chace Crawford (What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Gossip Girl) will be joining Lake Bell and Ed Helms in What’s the Point? (And Other Fair Questions About Marriage). The film, written and directed by Bell, is currently in production in Los Angeles.
What’s the Point? is a comedy investigating the concept that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew. The story is told through the lens of a pretentious documentarian (Wells) and follows three couples at various stages in their relationships.
The film is produced by Bell (More Films), Jett Steiger (Ways & Means), Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall (Cold Iron Pictures) and executive produced by Jason Beck and Andy Bohn (The Film Arcade).
Steenburgen is repped by UTA and Management 360, Reiser is repped by The Gersh Agency and New Wave Entertainment, Heard is repped by WME, Wells is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content, Cenac is repped by UTA and David Martin at Avalon and Crawford is repped by and UTA and Podwall Entertainment.
About Cold Iron Pictures
Cold Iron Pictures is a film production and financing company based in Los Angeles. The company recently produced Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård and Bel Powley, and Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind starring Richard Gere. The company is in post-production on the political drama Oppenheimer Strategies, starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Steve Buscemi as well as Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia. Previously, Bailey produced James Gunn’s Super and executive produced Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale.
About The Film Arcade
The Film Arcade is an independent film distribution company that recently released Josh Mond’s James White starring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, Jim Strouse’s People Places Things starring Jemaine Clement, and Unexpected written and directed by Kris Swanberg and starring Cobie Smulders and Anders Holms. Previous films include Song One starring Anne Hathaway, A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins and Amy Poehler, and Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight starring Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch and Juno Temple. The Film Arcade recently financed Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs and Birbiglia. The film will be released later this year.
About Ways & Means
Ways & Means is an award winning creative studio based in Los Angeles — currently in post production on Super Dark Times, the feature debut of director Kevin Phillips. Last year the company premiered short films at both Cannes and SXSW in addition to producing branded content for Levi’s, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Jimmy Choo and LACMA.