Flower Films and Brian O’Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced that The Exchange is producing The Stand-In with Flower Films and introducing the title to buyers at the 2018 European Film Market.
The Stand-In, romantic comedy, will be directed by Jamie Babbit with Golden Globe winning actress Drew Barrymore (50 FIRST DATES) playing a dual leading role. Babbit, director of the Sundance favorite BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is an Emmy winning Executive Producer and director of HBO’s Silicon Valley. She’s also directed Gilmore Girls, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and HBO’s Girls.
The original script, penned by BAFTA winning writer Sam Bain (Channel 4’s Peep Show, FOUR LIONS) will be produced by Flower Films’ Barrymore, Ember Truesdell, Chris Miller and Nancy Juvonen-Fallon. Tom McNulty (DATE NIGHT, 50 FIRST DATES) will be producing for The Exchange. UTA and CAA are handling domestic sales.
THE STAND-IN is the story of a disaffected comedy actress and her ambitious stand-in trading places. “Jamie Babbit and Drew Barrymore are the perfect team for this irresistible comedy, we are confident that this project has global appeal and is one of the hottest titles at EFM, as there is a thirst for high quality romantic comedies like THE STAND-IN”, said O’Shea from The Exchange.