Shiva Baby_feature film_dir by Emma Seligman

Source: TIFF

‘Shiva Baby’

The cast is taking shape on Bottoms, the sex comedy follow-up from Shiva Baby director Emma Seligman that is set up at MGM’s Orion Pictures and Brownstone Productions.

Shiva Baby star Rachel Sennott is in the cast alongside Ayo Edebiri, Marshawn Lynch, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Miles Fowler, Dagmara Dominczyk and Punkie Johnson

Seligman and Sennott are co-writing Bottoms and Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Alison Small will produce for Brownstone Productions. The story follows two unpopular queer girls in their senior year who start a fight club to hook up with cheerleaders.

Production is set to commence in spring.

Shiva Baby won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award last season and premiered in SXSW and Tribeca 2020.

Seligman is developing a TV series for HBO which Adam McKay is producing though his Hyperobject Industries. Sennott will next be seen in A24’s slasher film and recent SXSW world premiere Bodies Bodies Bodies and stars in the upcoming Brooke & Sam from Ally Pankiw.

The Orion Pictures slate includes Billy Porter’s directorial debut Anything’s Possible this summer. Expected later this year are Sarah Polley’s Women Talking from Plan B starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand, and Chinonye Chukwu’s Till with Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg and Jalyn Hall.