Michael Showalter is directing “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” which will star Sally Field and Max Greenfield
Four of the hottest stars on TV are joining the cast of Michael Showalter’s new indie comedy “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” including Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is the New Black”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and Kyle Mooney (“Saturday Night Live”), TheWrap has learned.
The comedic quartet join fellow TV stars Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”) and Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”), as well as fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and two-time Oscar winner Sally Field, who stars as the title character.
Showalter, who made his directorial debut with the underrated 2005 comedy “The Baxter,” co-wrote the script with Laura Terruso.
“Doris” finds Field playing an isolated woman who’s motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger co-worker (Greenfield), who introduces her to the local hipster scene.
A co-production between Haven Entertainment and Red Crown, “Doris” will be produced by Haven’s Jordana Mollick and Kevin Mann and Red Crown’s Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Riva Marker, while Daniel Crown will executive produce. Haven and Red Crown previously teamed on “Life Partners,” which recently premiered at Tribeca.
Showalter produced and co-wrote Lionsgate’s romantic comedy parody “They Came Together,” which stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler and hits theaters Friday. He previously worked with Red Crown on “The Baxter.”
Best known for “American Pie” and “Slums of Beverly Hills,” Lyonne plays Nicky Nichols on Netflix’s popular series “Orange Is the New Black” and will co-star in the upcoming season of HBO’s “Girls.” She’s represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment
McLendon-Covey, who plays Beverly Goldberg on ABC’s fantastic sitcom “The Goldbergs,” can currently be seen in “Think Like a Man Too” and the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy “Blended.” She’s repped by UTA and John Carrabino Management.
Mooney has earned high marks for his digital shorts on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in Sprint’s national “Framily” ad campaign. He’s repped by CAA and Mosaic.
Nanjiani, who plays Dinesh on HBO’s new hit series “Silicon Valley,” is repped by CAA and Mosaic.