Cheryl Hines will make her feature directorial debut with the indie Serious Moonlight, from a screenplay written by the late Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered last year in New York.
Shelly’s husband, Andy Ostroy, will produce alongside Michael Roiff. Hines co-starred in Waitress, which Shelly directed shortly before her death.
A dark comedy about a troubled marriage on the precipice, Serious Moonlight centers on a high-powered female attorney who learns that her husband is about to leave her for another woman, then prevents him from doing so by binding him to the toilet with duct tape.
The wife’s plan becomes complicated when the couple’s home is besieged by robbers.
Roiff, Ostroy and Hines are currently casting Serious Moonlight, which is scheduled to start shooting in early December in Los Angeles.