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Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard to Star in ‘Match’

Stephen Belber is directing the film based on his own play

Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard will star in “Match,” Stephen Belber’s film based on his play of the same name.

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Gugino and Lillard will play Lisa and Mike, a Seattle couple who ostensibly visit Tobi (Stewart, left) to interview him. A reclusive dance instructor at Julliard, Tobi must instead cope with fateful decisions he made in his past.

Gugino last starred in the USA miniseries “Political Animals” while Lillard was recently in Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble With the Curve.” He also directed this first feature, “Fat Kid Rules the World.”

Stewart narrated Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 comedy “Ted” and will soon reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Belber adapted his own play for the big screen and will direct. His last directing job was “Management,” a 2008 film starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. Belber's play “Tape” and “The Laramie Project,” which he contributed to as part of Tectonic Theatre, were both turned into features.

David Permut, Rick Rosenthal and Matt Ratner are producing “Match,” which is entering production in New York. Sentinel Pictures, a privately financed indie feature development and production company, is also producing while ICM Partners will represent the film domestically.