EXCLUSIVE: Cheyenne Jackson and Anthony Rapp are lined up to star in comedy Opening Night. The EBF Productions film is set during the evening bow of a high school production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ryan Dixon, who is penning Triplets, the sequel to Danny DeVito/Arnold Schwarzenegger pic Twins, wrote the screenplay with Nena Girsch and Jack Henry Robbins based on Dixon’s original idea. Robbins is directing. The story follows the on-stage disasters and off-stage drama of a group of students, their teacher and a visiting B-list TV star on the big night. Mitchell Jarvis, Camille Cregan and Jessica Lauren Richards also star. Eric B. Fleischman and Girsch are producing and Dixon is exec producing with production to start this summer in Los Angeles. Jackson, Dixon, Cregan and Richards are repped by ICM Partners which packaged the film and is repping worldwide rights. Rapp is with Paradigm, Jarvis is with Talent House and Richards is repped by Bresler Kelly & Associates.
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