Mozart in the Jungle star Lola Kirke has been cast opposite Ben Platt in the Love & Oatmeal from Black Label Media. Camp X-Ray director Peter Sattler is attached to direct the piece which centers on Scott, a twenty-something aspiring writer who, in the wake of his father’s sudden death, sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he is forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister. Steve Waverly wrote the screenplay which Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill are producing with Trina Wyatt. BLM’s Jon Schumacher is the executive producer of the project. Kirke’s credits include Gone Girl, Mistress America, and Untogether, which recently premiered at the Tribeca. She’s repped by ICM and One Entertainment.
Young actress Isabella Kai Rice (Pretty Little Liars, True Blood) is set for the crime thriller Cutman, joining alongside Ray Liotta and Jaime King in the Michael Mailer produced-directed film. It follows a retired boxer who is dying of cancer and working as an enforcer for low-level mobsters. He is haunted by the death of his “cutman” and just wants to die in peace before he meets a junkie and her daughter as they all search for meaning and revenge. Tiffany Heath wrote the script. Rice, who currently stars in Awesomeness TV’s My Dead EX, will play the junkies’ daughter Stryk, a wise-beyond-her-years girl who is more of a mother to her heroin-addicted, drifter mother, Josie (King). She’s repped by Innovative and Definition Entertainment.