Ben Platt, Molly Gordon Team for Comedy ‘Theater Camp’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Dear Evan Hansen actor Ben Platt, Library actor Noah Galvin, actress Molly Gordon and filmmaker Nick Lieberman are set to star in the comedy theater campbased on their 2020 short film of the same name.
Picturestart and Topic will finance the film, with the companies producing alongside Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum’s Gloria Sanchez Productions.
The film “follows the eccentric staff of a run-down theater camp in upstate New York who must unite with the son of the beloved founder’s brother to keep the camp afloat when she falls into coma just before the start of the summer session”.
Platt, Galvin, Gordon and Lieberman wrote the screenplay, with Gordon and Lieberman making their directorial debuts on the film. Galvin, Gordon, Lieberman, Platt and Mark Sonnenblick provided the film’s original music.
Amy Sedaris, Patti Harrison, Owen Thiele, Jimmy Tatro, Ayo Edebiri, Caroline Aaron and Nathan Lee Graham round out the adult cast. minari Actor Alan S. Kim will be among the aspiring actors in the film along with Alexander Bello, Kyndra Sanchez, Bailee Bonick, Donovan Colan and Vivienne Sachs.
Erik Feig, Samie Kim Falvey and Julia Hammer will produce for Picturestart, while Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller will produce for Topic Studios. Ferrell, Elbaum, Alex Brown and Mary Bundy will produce for Gloria Sanchez, who recently worked with Picturestart at Sundance. Am I okay?
“We haven’t stopped laughing at this film since Gloria Sanchez first showed us the short and saw the incredible ambition and creativity that Molly, Nick, Ben and Noah brought to theater camp was our great place of happiness. We are so thrilled to be working with Maria and Ryan at Topic and can’t wait to bring audiences to Camp’s hilarious and heartwarming ‘Summer Session’,” said Feig, Founder of Picturestart.
“When we heard who was coming to this summer camp, we immediately knew we had to join. It’s a true dream team – visionary creators Molly, Nick, Ben and Noah, amazing partners Picturestart and Gloria Sanchez, and a thundering cast of actors. We can’t wait for the show to begin,” Topic President Zuckerman added.