First-time filmmaker Adam Sigal is writing and directing the film, which recently started production in Los Angeles.
Patrick Hughes, Bryan O’Connell, Mike Gillespie and Eric Skinner are producing for Intellectual Films (a Primary Wave Company) alongside Christopher Lemole and Armory Films.
“Starlight” is a surreal dark comedy that follows a struggling writer (Heughan) who, in a deep depression after losing the love of his life, must confront the decisions he made that compelled her to leave. Through a series of metaphorical vignettes providing insight into their failed relationship, the man decides to rewrite his own life the way he wishes it would have gone.
Arquette will play Heughan’s story editor on the novel he’s struggling to write, while Flanery will play Heughan’s neighbor, who thinks his wife is cheating on him.
Best known for his turn in the successful “Scream” franchise, Arquette recently wrapped S. Craig Mahler’s “Bone Tomahawk” with Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins. He also co-stars in the indie movie “Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins,” which serves as Coatwolf’s follow-up to its cult hit “Bellflower.”
Flanery co-starred on the final season of “Dexter” and played the lead in the early ‘90s TV series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.” His notable feature credits include “The Boondock Saints,” “Powder,” “Saw 3D” and “Suicide Kings.”
Arquette is represented by APA and Primary Wave Entertainment, which also reps Flanery along with attorney Todd Rubinstein.
Intellectual Films recently wrapped Hyde Park/WWE Studios’ “Killing Hasselhoff,” which features Ken Jeong in his first leading role, while Armory Films recently completed production on the contemporary reboot of Eli Roth‘s horror comedy “Cabin Fever.”