EXCLUSIVE: Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp and Raymond J. Barry are set to star in Brave New Jersey, an indie comedy that tells the story of a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles’ famed 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, which led millions of listeners to believe the U.S. was being invaded by Martians. Jody Lambert (People Like Us) is helming a script he penned with Michael Dowling. Production is already underway in Tennessee.
Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Mel Rodriguez, Matt Oberg, Evan Jonigkeit, Grace Kaufman, Erika Alexander, Leonard Earl Howze, Noah Lomax and Harp Sandman round out the ensemble as townspeople whose lives will change forever n the wake of the broadcast-induced panic. Taylor Williams and Jen Roskind are producing and Denise Chamian is executive producing. The film is repped by WME Independent and UTA Independent Film Group.
Hale, an Emmy winner in 2012 for HBO’s Veep, just wrapped Fox’s latest Alvin And The Chipmunks pic. He is repped by UTA and Framework Entertainment. Burns (Bored To Death) is repped by ICM Partners and MGMT Entertainment and is up next on the film side in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester-By-The-Sea. Camp, most recently reprising in Pitch Perfect 2, is repped by UTA and Authentic Management. Barry is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency and McGowan Management.
Lambert is repped by WME and SMGSB.