SNL's Taran Killam To Star In Indie Feature Written By UCBT's John Reynolds & Katie DippoldFilm News
'SNL's' Taran Killam nabs two indie roles
Actor to star in 'Growing Up'; joins 'Killer Rebound Guy'
By Jeff Sneider
Taran Killam has been tapped to star in a pair of new indie pics during his summer hiatus from "Saturday Night Live."
Killam will topline "Growing Up (and Other Lies)" from "Humboldt County" helmers Danny Jacobs and Darren Grodsky; and he'll join "Happy Endings" star Adam Pally in "Killer Rebound Guy," which marks the feature directorial debut of Funny or Die filmmakers Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez.
As for "Killer Rebound Guy," Barry Josephson ("Enchanted") and Alexander Young ("Life as We Know It") are producing for Josephson Entertainment. Written by John Reynolds and Katie Dippold, chilling romantic comedy finds Pally playing a bartender who tries to convince everyone in his small town that his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend (Killam) is actually a serial killer.
Production is tentatively skedded to start this summer after Killam wraps "Growing Up," but before he segues to a key supporting role in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years a Slave," which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt.