EXCLUSIVE: The very first time writer/director Sophie Goodhart made My Blind Brother, it was as a short film that was nominated for the 2003 Palm d’Or. Now, she’s ready to direct the feature version, and she has gotten a strong comic cast. Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll and Charlie Hewson (The Bounty Hunter) are starring. Scott will play a handsome man who gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he’s blind. Kroll plays his less handsome brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. That is until blind brother falls for a young woman (Slate) that sighted brother falls for, too. The film is backed by Low Spark Films and Think Media Studios. Low Spark is the company run by Tyler Davidson (Take Shelter). He will produce with Tory Tunnell (Holy Rollers), and production begins May in Ohio. Low Sparks’ Kevin Flanigan and Safehouse Pictures Joby Harold are exec producers with Joseph E. LoConti. WME Global is handling sales on the film.
Scott just wrapped his Parks and Recreation run and stars in Krampus and The Overnight, which sold to Orchard Pictures at Sundance. Slate, the former Saturday Night Live cast member, was a revelation in Obvious Child and Kroll wrapped Vacation. All the participants are repped by WME, Slate and Goodhart are managed by 3 Arts, and Scott and Kroll by Mosaic. Goodhart, who most recently helmed and co-wrote the Sundance pic The Locksmith, is repped in the UK by Curtis Brown. Tunnell’s repped by CAA and Carlos Goodman.