Emmy-winner Kathy Baker will follow her turn in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks with roles in a pair of indies. In Dito Montiel’s Boulevard Baker will star opposite Robin Williams as Joy, the wife of a married man (Williams) who begins to come to terms with a deep secret after meeting a guarded young man. Camellia Entertainment and Evil Media Empire are producing. Baker has also joined the cast of John Wells Productions and River Road Entertainment’s Beach Boys pic Love & Mercy, about the life of Brian Wilson. She’ll play Rosemary Ledbetter, mother to Wilson’s wife Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks). Baker’s upcoming pics include Tom Hanks starrer Saving Mr. Banks, The Trials of Cate McCall with Kate Beckinsale, and Return to Zero with Minnie Driver. She is repped by Paradigm and Berwick & Kovacik.
Reno 911 and Bridesmaids funnywoman Wendi McLendon-Covey has been cast in Warner Bros.’ recently retitled romantic comedy The Familymoon, opposite Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. The Happy Madison and Gulfstream Pictures production follows two single parents stuck at a resort with their respective broods after a disastrous blind date. Frank Coraci is directing. McLendon-Covey recently wrapped comedy sequel Think Like A Man Too and stars on ABC’s new series The Goldbergs. She’s repped by UTA, John Carabino Management, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.