Michael Shannon, Kate Hudson, Don Johnson and Da’Vine Joy Randolph have joined Michael Maren’s comedy Shriver, a Fortitude International sales title at the Cannes virtual market.
Production is set to resume after the lockdown on the mistaken identity comedy about an illiterate handyman adopted by a small university as a missing famous writer.
Jimmi Simpson, Zach Braff, Mark Boone, Jr. and Aja Naomi King round out the cast.
Maren adapted the screenplay from the novel of the same name by Chris Belden. CaliWood Pictures’ Jina Panebianco and Michael J. Reiser are producing alongside Robert Ogden Barnum and Byron Wetzel, Lucas Jarach, and Josh Kesselman. Wesley R. Sierk, III, John D. Straley and Joseph Panebianco are executive producers.
CAA Media Finance handling US rights.