EXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell are all deep in negotiations to join Laggies. The Lynn Shelton-directed dark comedy chronicles perpetual adolescent and late-twentysomething Megan (Hathaway) who, freaked out by her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, pretends to go on a career retreat but actually hides out for a week with 16-year-old Annika (Moretz), her new best friend. Mark Webber is also in talks to join the film as Megan’s boyfriend. Rockwell will play an older character named Craig in the film, written by Andrea Seigel. Steve Golin, Alix Madigan and Rosalie Swedlin are producing for Anonymous Content. Madigan brought the project to Anonymous, developing it and bringing Shelton on board to direct before attaching any cast.
It’s been a busy year so far for Shelton. After its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Magnolia picked up her latest effort Touchy Feely for worldwide distribution. The film is a follow-up to Your Sister’s Sister, which Shelton also wrote and directed. Touchy Feely stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais and Ellen Page.
Shelton is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content. Seigel is repped by UTA. Rockwell is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment. Moretz, repped by WME and 3 Arts, will be seen later this year reprising her Hit-Girl role in Kick-Ass 2 and as the lead in the Carrie reboot. Hathaway, repped by CAA and Management 360, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last month for her Les Misérables performance.