EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele and Kate Upton will star in The Layover, the William H. Macy-directed road trip sex comedy scripted by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. Production is imminent with Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios producing. Michele and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. Macy will play a role in the film as well.
Hornsby and Krall collaborated on the TV series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, on which Hornsby is writer, executive producer, and co-star.
“The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me,” said Macy, moonlighting from his series Shameless. “They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.” Executive producers are Patricia Cox, who worked with Macy on his most recent helming effort Rudderless, and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance.
Michele starred in Glee and has reteamed with Ryan Murphy on Scream Queens. Supermodel Upton co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in Fox’s The Other Woman. Michele is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment; Upton by WME and LBI Entertainment and Macy by WME and attorney Barry Greenfield. WME Global will sell worldwide distribution.