“The Shape of Water” star Richard Jenkins and “What Men Want” actor Shane Paul McGhie are set to star in a comedy about working the graveyard shift at a fast food restaurant called “The Last Shift,” the producers announced Thursday.
Jenkins and McGhie will star alongside Ed O’Neill, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Birgundi Baker and Allison Tolman all joining the cast of the film written and directed by Andrew Cohn.
“The Last Shift” follows Stanley (Jenkins), an aging fast food worker, who’s approaching his final graveyard shift after 38 years. When he’s asked to train his young replacement Jevon (McGhie), Stanley’s final weekend takes an unexpected turn.
Park Pictures and Bona Fide Productions, along with Whitewater Films are producing “The Last Shift.” The film is produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Sam Bisbee, Alex Lipschultz and Bert Kern, and executive produced by Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Theodora Dunlap, Wendy Neu, Franklin Carson, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Terry Diamond, David Schwartz, John Diamond and Kevin McGrail.
The film will soon be wrapping production in Chicago.
“In writing ‘The Last Shift,’ I wanted to update an old and familiar genre in a fresh and surprising way. I’m grateful that Park Pictures and Bona Fide saw the same opportunity to explore these complex issues of race, class and authority in an honest and authentic manner,” Cohn said in a statement.
“We were enthralled by Andrew’s very funny and ultimately haunting screenplay and most enthusiastically joined forces with Park Pictures, our fellow producers and the esteemed actor Richard Jenkins to collaborate on a story that rips open the underbelly of America,” producers Berger and Yerxa said.
Jenkins is represented by The Gersh Agency and Bill Treusch Management. McGhie is represented by Innovative Artists. Randolph is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and Lighthouse Entertainment. Baker is represented by Gray Talent Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Tolman is represented by UTA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. O’Neill is represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Cohn is represented by Grandview.