Cryer, Macy, Mann and Spader in Rodriguez’s Shorts


Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann and James Spader will star in Warner Bros.’ family comedy adventure Shorts, directed by Robert Rodriguez from his own screenplay.

Variety says Rodriguez is also producing the film with Elizabeth Avellan under their Troublemaker Studios banner. Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry and Stacy Cohen executive produce the film, which is starting production in Austin, Texas.

Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, Devon Gearhart, Rebel Rodriguez, Jake Short and Jolie Vanier also star.

Shorts is set in a suburb where all the houses look the same and everyone works for Black Box, manufacturer of the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget. Chaos follows when an 11-year-old boy is hit in the head with a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it.

Rodriguez is serving as his own director of photography, editor and visual effects supervisor.