EXCLUSIVE: SNL‘s Kate McKinnon, Allison Tolman, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Bryn Vale, and FX’s Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry have boarded first-time director Laura Steinel’s indie comedy Fam-i-ly, joining previously announced star Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black).
Steinel wrote the screenplay, which follows an awkward 13-year-old Maddie (Vale) who tries to run away from home to become a Juggalo, and the emotionally-stunted Aunt Kate (Schilling) who is tasked with watching her for the week. Sue Naegle is producing with Kit Giordano.
Henry, repped by CAA, JWS Management and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, will play Maddies’s karate instructor who gets involved with Kate when he sees how terrible a job she’s doing watching Maddie. McKinnon, who is attached to Fox’s upcoming comedy Women In Business written by Steinel, is repped by UTA, as is Tolman (ABC’s Downward Dog), Walch (HBO’s Veep), and Ennis (Better Call Saul). Vale is repped by Artistic Talent and McCaffrey Talent Management.
Repped by UTA, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham LLP., Steinel worked on the Amazon comedy Red Oak and is currently developing Buckle Bunnies for HBO.