Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) has signed on to star in the comedy/drama, Some of Our Stallions. Brigsby Bear producer Al Di has also boarded the film which is scheduled to start shooting in February 2019 in Vancouver.
Carson Mell is writing the film and will direct. Mell’s also going to act alongside Taylor Dudley and Di.
Mell’s credits include creating and writing the TV series Tarantula, a half-hour animated comedy that featured the voices of Dan Bakkedahl, Jacob Vargas, Lauren Weedman, and Phil LaMarr. Carson Mell is also a writer on Silicon Valley and penned episodes of Eastbound and Down, Out There, and Room 104. And, Mell wrote 2018’s The Long Dumb Road starring Ron Livingston, Grace Gummer, Taissa Farmiga, and Ciara Bravo.
Al Di and Amber Ripley (Dreamland, Dead Shack) are producing, and Liz Destro (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Little Hours, Lizzie, Life After Beth) and Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, Beavis and Butt-Head) will executive produce.
The dramedy is being financed by Underlying Tension, with UTA Independent Film Group handling the sales.
According to the casting announcement, Some of Our Stallions “centers on two best friends struggling with mental illness while searching for the love of their lives.”
In addition to starring as Alice Quinn in Syfy’s critically acclaimed The Magicians, Olivia Taylor Dudley’s credits include Aquarius, The Vatican Tapes, CSI: Miami, and Chernobyl Diaries. She recently completed work on Where We Go from Here co-starring Justine Wachsberger, Nicolas Berger-Vachon, and Zak Steiner. She’s also just wrapped up work on Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins for writer/director Jonathan Keevil. That action-adventure film also features David Arquette, Troian Bellisario, and Michael Pare.
Al Di’s producing credits include The Living Man, Lost Transmissions, The Unicorn, Piercing, and Dreamland. Di’s sole acting credit came playing a bartender in Dreamland.