The cast of the comedy movie Tallulah has just expanded by six. Joining Ellen Page and Allison Janney will be Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods), Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba, and John Benjamin Hickey. The movie’s financed through Route One Entertainment and marks the feature film directorial debut of Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black). Heder also wrote Tallulah, and Heather Rae, Russell Levine, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, and Todd Traina are producing.
Filming is currently underway in New York City.
“We believe Sian Heder is an emerging talent and we wanted to surround her with the best possible cast and crew for her debut effort – one we think will make headlines for both its emotional power and comedic touch,” said Route One’s CEO Russell Levine. “Tallulah is a great addition to Route One’s line-up of new films, and we are proud to be producing alongside Chris and Eleanor Columbus’ Maiden Voyage.”
The Plot: Page stars as Tallulah, a free-spirited, urban adventurer who rescues a baby girl from her self-absorbed and reckless mom Carolyn (Blanchard). Tallulah quickly learns that the rest of the world thinks she kidnapped the child. With nowhere to turn, Tallulah passes the baby off as her own with her ex-boyfriend’s mother, Margo (Janney). By the time the baby is returned, all three women will surprisingly forge an unbreakable bond of motherhood.