Barry Sonnenfeld is directing the comedy about a man who becomes trapped in the body of a cat
“The Flash” star Robbie Amell is in negotiations to join Kevin Spacey in Barry Sonnenfeld‘s high-concept comedy “Nine Lives,” multiple individuals with knowledge of the EuropaCorp project have told TheWrap.
Spacey plays a workaholic businessman who suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat.
Christopher Walker and young Malina Weissman co-star in the film, and details of the role that Amell is in talks to tackle were not immediately available.
Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the script, which Sonnenfeld has described as a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.”
EuropaCorp is financing and producing and distributing the film, which will be shepherded by its U.S. film president Lisa Ellzey.
Amell currently recurs as one half of superhero duo Firestorm on The CW’s “The Flash.” He most recently starred opposite Mae Whitman in CBS Films’ comedy “The DUFF” and he’ll soon be seen in the family film “Max.” He’s represented by WME, Protege Entertainment, Coast to Coast and attorney Patti C. Felker.
EuropaCorp’s upcoming films include “The Transporter Refueled” on Sept. 4, the action-thriller “The Lake” on July 15, 2016 and the Naomi Watts movie “Shut In” on Feb. 19, 2016.