Big Beach announced the cast for their upcoming film, GODS BEHAVING BADLY.
The film tells the story of the Greek Gods, alive and well and living in a brownstone in New York City, as they cross paths with a young couple, Kate and Neil. The intersection of the Gods and the mortals threatens not only the couple’s budding relationship, but the future of everything else. Kate will be played by Alicia Silverstone and Neil by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. The gods are: Aphrodite – Sharon Stone, Apollo – Oliver Platt, Artemis – Edie Falco, Demeter – Phylicia Rashad, Dionysus – Nelsan Ellis, Eros – Gideon Glick, Hades – John Turturro, Hermes – Henry Zebrowski, Persephone – Rosie Perez and Zeus – Christopher Walken.
Production will begin in mid-July in New York. The film will be directed by Marc Turtletaub and produced by his Big Beach co-founder Peter Saraf along with Turtletaub. The screenplay was adapted from the best-selling novel by Marie Phillips, by Josh Goldfaden & Turtletaub. Caroline Jaczko will serve as executive producer.
“When I read the opening pages of Marie’s novel, I immediately began seeing the movie in my head,” said Turtletaub. “Marie’s Gods are like none we’ve ever seen before and her voice captured me immediately. It is outrageously fun and unexpected. And, I couldn’t be more excited that this wonderful cast will be bringing Gods Behaving Badly to life.”
Founded in 2004 by Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf, Big Beach is a New York-based company that produces and finances independent films, documentaries and works for stage. Big Beach strives to create meaningful, life-affirming projects that inspire, engage and entertain.
Big Beach’s recent releases have included Sam Mendes’ Away We Go, Jack Goes Boating, Is Anybody There? and Sunshine Cleaning. The Weinstein Company will release Big Beach’s production Our Idiot Brother on August 26. The film stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Big Beach recently wrapped production on Safety Not Guaranteed starring Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson.
Big Beach’s LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE was a critical and box office sensation following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it sold to Fox Searchlight. The dramatic comedy was written by Michael Arndt and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, and won two (Original Screenplay and Supporting Actor).
(Note: Picture above is obviously NOT a picture from the film company. Just putting it out there!)