EXCLUSIVE: Lili Taylor and Stefania LaVie Owen have been set to star in Paper Spiders, an indie drama that is being directed by Inon Shampanier based on a script by Inon Shampanier and Natalie Shampanier. Shooting gets underway this month in Syracuse, NY.
Owen, currently onscreen in Harmonie Korine’s The Beach Bum, is playing Melanie, a high school senior struggling to help her mother Dawn (Taylor), whose paranoid delusions spiral out of control. The pic is described as a bittersweet story about coming of age in the shadow of mental illness.
Idiot Savant Pictures’ Anne Clements (Quincenera, Stage Mother) and Cranium Entertainment’s Ash Christian (1985, Coyote Lake) are producing.
Taylor’s recent film credits include The Nun and upcoming indie The Evening Hour. She’s reppped by APA and Untitled Entertainment. Owen, next up in the Netflix suspense thriller Messiah, is with Paradigm and McKeon/Myones Entertainment. Natalie and Inon Shampanier are repped by Chris Sablan of Avenue 220 and attorney Jacob Shapira.