NEW YORK, NY – July 17, 2017 – Indie film production company OVER. EASY. LLC announced today that Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), and Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) will star in Egg, an unflinching comedy about why we choose motherhood, why we revere it, fear it, or delegate it, and why some of us choose to forgo it. David Alan Basche (Equity) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce) will also star. Written by Risa Mickenberg, author of the twenty-year best-seller Taxi Driver Wisdom, the dark comedy will be directed by Oscar short listed, Emmy Award nominated filmmaker Marianna Palka (GLOW, Bitch, Good Dick). The film will be produced by Reiner, Basche, and Michele Ganeless, former President of Comedy Central. Egg will shoot in New York later this summer.
“We are thrilled to throw another stone at the glass ceiling of Hollywood, by hiring more women than men, while telling this darkly comic stereotype-breaking story about parenthood,” said Reiner.
(Christina Hendricks, Photo by Tony Duran)
When fearless conceptual artist Tina (Reiner) and her passive-aggressive feminist husband (Akinnagbe) invite her eight-month pregnant art school rival (Hendricks) and power-hungry, new money husband Don (Basche) to their loft in the Bronx for dinner, they surprise them with Tina’s new work-in-progress: a radical alternative to motherhood. But when Tina and Wayne’s, non-traditional surrogate Kiki (Camp) arrives in short shorts, the truth outs, and the patriarchy fights to hang on to its teeth.
Marianna Palka is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, actress and four time Sundance Film Festival alumnae. Her directorial debut, Good Dick, which she wrote and starred in with Jason Ritter, premiered in dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Palka is represented by United Agents UK.
(Alysia Reiner, Photo by Tito Trueba)
Alysia Reiner is an award-winning actress who moved into producing with last summer’s hit film Equity, in which she also starred. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2016 and was quickly snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics. In front of the camera, she won a SAG award playing “Fig” as part of the cast of Orange is the New Black, is in all 5 seasons, and also plays “Sunny” in Better Things on FX. She also just starred in Broad City, Odd Mom Out, and Younger. Reiner is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Affirmative Entertainment.
Award winning, and six time Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks is best known for Mad Men and recently starred in The Neon Demon. She was just announced as a lead in the new NBC series Good Girls. Upcoming films include Candy Jar, for Netflix, with Helen Hunt, Crooked House, based on the Agatha Christie novel, opposite Glenn Close, and The Burning Woman opposite Sienna Miller, directed by Jake Scott and produced by Ridley Scott . Hendricks is represented by ICM Partners and LINK Entertainment.
(Anna Camp, Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
Camp is one of the industry’s most exciting, scene-stealing talents on stage and screen. She can next be seen starring in the third installment of Universal’s hit film series “Pitch Perfect,” which releases December 22, 2017. She’s also had memorable performances in Woody Allen’s film “Cafe Society,” as well as in the Academy Award-nominated film “The Help.” On television, Camp recently starred in Amazon’s critically acclaimed 1970s newsroom drama, “Good Girls Revolt.” She also received rave reviews for her work in the recurring role of “Deirdre Robespierre” on Netflix’s hit comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created and produced by Tina Fey, and is widely known for playing the vampire-hating role of “Sarah Newlin” on HBO’s “True Blood,” for which she earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” Camp is represented by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Schreck, Rose Dapello, Adams, Berlin & Dunham.
Michele Ganeless was most recently President of Comedy Central. Under her leadership, zeitgeist-shifting shows including Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart fueled the growth of Comedy Central to the number one brand in comedy across all platforms. Ganeless left Comedy Central to concentrate on creating content for, by and about women.
Actor, director, producer David Alan Basche has worked across all platforms, from leads in series like The Exes, Lipstick Jungle and The Starter Wife, to feature films including Equity, The Adjustment Bureau, United 93 and the upcoming Sidney Hall. Basche is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Industry Entertainment.
Gbenga Akinnagbe will be seen this fall in the series The Deuce with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal and recently wrapped the Kathryn Bigelow film Detroit. He is represented by APA and Zero Gravity Management.