Indie comedy finds its female lead.
Deadline reports that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (‘Smashed,’ ‘The Thing’) has signed up to star in Stuart Zicherman’s indie comedy ‘A.C.O.D.’ aka ‘Adult Children of Divorce.’
Starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins and Jane Lynch, the film centers on Carter (Scott), a thirty-something man who was forced at an early age to be the adult of his family when his parents split bitterly. Fed up dealing with his parents’ long running feud, he must get his folks together once more time and keep from blowing a gasket after his younger brother unexpectedly decides to get married.
Winstead will take the role of Lauren Stinger, a long-time girlfriend of Carter and the rock in his increasingly chaotic life.
Zicherman will be directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Ben Karlin.