Happy Life: Evangeline Lilly & Ike Barinholtz to star in new drama
Highland Film Group has announced that Golden Globe nominee Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Avengers: Endgame) and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) will be starring as a married couple in the upcoming drama Happy Life.
Lilly appears in Avengers: Endgame, currently playing in theaters, and recently starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Little Evil, Ant-Man, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. She will next star opposite Gary Oldman and Armie hammer in the drama thriller, Dreamland. Barinholtz, best known for his role as Morgan on The Mindy Project, recently starred in Late Night, The Oath, Blockers, Bright, and The Disaster Artist. He will next be seen on this Thursday’s episode of The Twilight Zone as well as Nick Cuse’s horror The Hunt.
Happy Life follows new mom Allison Beck (Lilly) who suspects her workaholic husband, Eli (Barinholtz) of having an affair with an Instagram star. One mistake after another leads her into the arms of a younger man as she struggles to come to terms with her life decisions and the mother she aspires to be.
David Stassen (The Mindy Project) wrote the screenplay and will also direct it as his feature debut. Stassen will also serve as producer alongside Barinholtz. The duo formerly collaborated on Central Intelligence, The Path, and Blockers.
Andrew Robinson and Aperture Media Productions will also produce. Principal photography on the film will begin this summer.
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