EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Breaking Bad Emmy winner Anna Gunn has boarded Miranda Bailey’s upcoming Cold Iron Pictures/Imagine Entertainment comedy You Can Choose Your Family along with Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky and Logan Miller rounding out the cast that already includes comedian Jim Gaffigan.
The film centers on Frank (Gaffigan), a seemingly normal father of a loving family. However, his home life is turned upside down when his 17-year-old son, Phillip (Miller), discovers his dad has a second family. Gunn will play Laura, Frank’s first wife, with Mathis will play the second wife, Bonnie. Karpovsky plays the character of Ross.
Currently in production, You Can Choose Your Family was developed by Bailey from a script written by Glen Lakin. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Kehela Sherwood of Imagine and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron are producers. The movie reps Bailey’s first feature-length narrative title after producing a slew of notable indie pics including Swiss Army Man, Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Norman, Super and The Squid And The Whale, and directing the documentary Greenlit.
Post-Breaking Bad, Gunn starred in Sony Pictures Classics’ Sundance Film Festival title Equity, Clint Eastwood’s Sully, and can be seen on NBC’s Shades Of Blue with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. She is repped by ICM Partners and MGMT Entertainment.
Mathis, repped by Paradigm and MGMT, stars in FX Network’s The Strain and was recently seen in Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral.
Miller, a client of Innovative Artists and Primary Wave Entertainment, recently starred in Universal/Amblin’s A Dog’s Purpose and Open Road’s Before I Fall. He’s also appeared on The Walking Dead. Up next for the actor is 20th Century Fox’s drama Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda co-starring Jennifer Garner.
Karpovsky recently wrapped Girls as that series ended its six-season run on HBO. His credits include the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! and Inside Llewyn Davis. Karpovsky is repped by WME and Underground.