Primetime Emmy winner Tobias Menzies boarded the feature directed and written by Nicole Holofcener Beth and Don against Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Cameras are rolling this week on the film, to which A24 acquired all US rights from AFM last year.
Michaela Watkins (The Dropout, Casual, Research Group), Arian Moayed (Inventing Anna, Succession), Owen Teague (That, Mrs. Fletcher), Jeanne Berlin (The Fabelmans, Succession, Hunters), Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit, The Night of) and Elizabeth Marvel (World News, Amazing).
In the film, Beth is a New York novelist in an incredibly happy marriage to Don, who loves and supports her in every way. One day, when Beth hears him admit that he hasn’t liked her writing for years, it threatens to undo everything good in their lives.
Ben & Don is produced by Anthony Bregman of Likely Story (In the heights, eternal sunand Stefanie Azpiazu (I’m thinking of ending things, privacy), Louis-Dreyfus and Holofcener. Bregman and Azpiazu produced Enough saidand collaborated for a long time with Holofcener and Louis-Dreyfus.
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Menzies is set to shoot the lead role in Manhunt for Apple TV+. He won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his work in Netflix. The crown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On the film side, notable Menzies credits include Anna Foerster Underworld: Blood Wars and Richard Eyre King Lear. Recent TV credits include Aisling Bea’s The way up; The iron Throne as ‘Edmure Tully’; and the hit Starz series Foreign, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Menzies is represented by WME, Cognition and Conway Van Gelder Grant. Moayed is replaced by Gersh, Kipperman Management and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Watkins is replaced by Haven Entertainment, UTA and Patti Felker. Marvel is represented by Innovative Artists and Viking Entertainment. Camp is replaced by Innovative Artists and Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell and Vassallo, and Teague is with CAA.