Nancy Travis has been tapped as the lead in Bernard and Huey, written by Pulitzer-winning satirist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer. Based on Feiffer’s comic strip characters, the Dan Mirvish-directed pic follows two old friends and a woman who complicates their lives. Travis will play Mona, a stylish, decisive, opinionated and brutally honest editor at a New York publishing house. She stars as the matriarch opposite Tim Allen on ABC’s Last Man Standing, whose sixth season premiered last week. On the film side, she recently wrapping the feature The Submarine Kid, and other credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Auggie Rose. Travis is repped by APA and Greenlight Management.
Jonathan Baker is set to co-star in Inconceivable, the thriller that he also directs, opposite Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie. Baker will play Barry Levine, a charming forensic serologist in the film, which follows Katie (Whelan), who moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life. She quickly befriends another couple who, after noticing Angela’s odd behavior, begin to question if something dark is lurking beneath the surface. Chloe King wrote the film, which will being shooting in October. Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing alongside Baker and Daniel Herther. Kevin Kolloff, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Arnaud Lannic will executive produce.