Jenna Fischer, Judith Light, Richard Kind and More Join Neil LaBute's '10X10' Film Series for DirecTV
The Hollywood Reporter writes that DIRECTV has cast stage and TV star Jenna Fischer (The Office, Reasons To Be Happy), Broadway's Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) and Richard Kind (The Big Knife), as well as Frederick Weller (Plain Sight) and Louisa Krause (Young Adult) in the first of playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute's 10X10 short film series.
"I feel so fortunate to have Enlisted such wonderful actors for this, many of which I've had the pleasure of working with on the New York stage," LaBute told THR. "It takes an exceptional talent to do this kind of acting - straight to the camera and without any edits. It's like walking a tightrope without a net."
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LaBute will write, direct and produce the stand-alone tales which all share a unique narrative device to tell quick, pungent and surprising stories about human relationships. Each of the films in the series will center on one actor, who addresses the audience directly to tell his or her story.
Weller will play a 30-year-old man who talks about a woman he met on a plane. Fischer's character, around 40 years old, tells us about escaping an abusive marriage and rediscovering love. Krause will portray a young woman talking about her sex life. Kind stars as a man in his 50s speaking on marriage. And Light, as a woman in her 60s, will reflect on a lost opportunity for love in her past.
The 10X10 project marks DirecTV's second collaboration with LaBute, who previously wrote the upcoming limited series Full Circle.
Fischer just appeared in LaBute's Reasons to be Happy, the sequel to his play Reasons to be Pretty, off-Broadway at MCC Theater. She is well known for her portrayal of 'Pam' on TV's The Office and will next appear in the film Kiss Me.
Light has appeared on Broadway in The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities, Lombardi, Herzi and A Doll's House, as well as off-Broadway's Colder Than Here, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Wit and Measure For Measure. Light's upcoming film projects include We'll Never Have Paris and Transparent. She has also appeared in the reboot of the popular TV series Dallas, as well as TV's Law & Order: SVU and Ugly Betty.
Kind appeared on Broadway this year in Roundabout's The Big Knife, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. His previous Broadway credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sly Fox, Funny Girl, The Producers and The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife. Kind's upcoming film projects include The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Chu and Blossom, Ride, Obvious Child, Love Is Dead and All Stars. He was recently seen on the big screen in the Oscar-winning film Argo, as well as Hereafter. Recent TV appearances include Childrens Hospital, Golden Boy, Luck and Burn Notice, among others.