EXCLUSIVE: Wyatt Russell and Girls’ Alex Karpovsky are getting more company in their road comedy Folk Hero & Funny Guy. Glee standout Heather Morris has joined the cast as Nicole alongside Meredith Hagner of TBS series Men At Work, who will play Bryn.
It’s a Disaster producer/star Jeff Grace makes his directorial debut with the indie comedy about a struggling stand-up comic (Karpovsky) who hits the road as the opening act for his childhood buddy, a successful singer-songwriter (Russell). Grace will direct from his own script.
Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men, Togetherness) will also star in the pic inspired by Grace’s own experience touring with musician pal Adam Ezra. Ezra is providing original music for the film and took part in on the project’s successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which closed last month. Ryland Aldrich (Snap, Enter the Dangerous Mind) is producing and filming is scheduled for a February 9 start in Atlanta.
Morris can currently be seen on the sixth season of Fox’s SAG Award-nominated musical series Glee and appears next in the indie horror Most Likely to Die. She’s repped by AKA Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
Hagner starred in David Cross’s Sundance flick Hits and appears in Woody Allen’s next untitled film with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix. She’s repped by The Gersh Agency and Suskin Management.