Michelle Ang (MTV’s “Underemployed”) and Ryan O’Nan (“Ray Donovan”) have joined the cast of “Fallen Stars,” which started production in Los Angeles on Wednesday under the direction of Brian Jett.
Stephanie Marin is producing under her El Camino Entertainment banner, which she launched earlier this year with Rachel Dengiz.
“Fallen Stars” chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper (O’Nan), a melancholic, 36-year-old bartender who still isn’t sure what he wants to do with his life, and Daisy (Ang), a socially awkward overachiever in her early 20s.
The film also stars Leslie David Baker (“The Office”), Jennifer Irwin (“Eastbound and Down”) and Elizabeth Sung.
O’Nan is an actor, screenwriter and playwright whose directorial debut “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best” premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and received a theatrical release in September 2012. His recent acting credits include Joe Carnahan‘s “Stretch,” Ariel Vromen’s “The Iceman” and the Julia Roberts movie “Eat Pray Love.” He’s currently enjoying a recurring role as Ambyr Childers’ love interest on the improved second season of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”
Ang plays one of the leads in Millennium Entertainment’s thriller “The Taking of Deborah Logan,” which was produced by Bryan Singer. She recently wrapped John Hillcoat’s crime drama “Triple Nine,” which stars Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet. Ang also co-starred in Jane Campion’s acclaimed miniseries “Top of the Lake” and was a series regular on MTV’s “Underemployed.” Ang earned strong notices for her performances on the Australian series “Neighbors” and the New Zealand feature “My Wedding and Other Secrets.”
Jett’s first feature, “Let Go,” starred Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Hart, David Denman and Ed Asner, and was released in the U.S. in 2012 by eOne Entertainment.