Jackie Hoffman, Richard Kind, & Stephanie March to Star in Upcoming Indie Comedy THE SOCIAL ONES
Richard Kind (Red Oaks, A Serious Man), Stephanie March (Law & Order SVU), Jackie Hoffman (Feud) are set to star in The Social Ones, the first long-form content film from The New Potato Studios. Debra Jo Rupp (That 70s Show) and Peter Scolari (Girls) will also co-star in the indie written and directed by Laura Kosann.
The pic is a mockumentary parodying social media and how it is taking over our society. The piece sets out to highlight the pitfalls of the emerging takeover of social media in our everyday lives, poking fun at how hilariously seriously people take it and society's unhealthy fascination with "social media influencers."
Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York City.
Long on comic talent and vocal power, short on patience with many things (children included), actor and comedian Jackie Hoffman is one of the stage and screen's favorite scene stealers. After shining in supporting roles in Broadway's Hairspray, Xanadu, The Addams Family, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she made the transition to leading lady in last year's critically-acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress. She is also a fan favorite at New York's Joe's Pub, where she has performed a string of bawdy, vaudevillian solo shows including The Kvetching Continues, the venue's longest running show of all time. Hoffman was recently Emmy-nominated for her performance as Mamacita in FX's FEUD: Betty and Joan.
Richard Kind, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind is starring as Sam Meyers in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks. He appeared in the 2013 Best Picture Academy Award-winning Argo. Additional film credits include The Visitor and The Station Agent, among many others, as well as voicing characters in A Bug's Life and Cars. In television, besides his infamous roles on Spin City and Mad About You, Kind starred in the acclaimed HBO series Luck, has guest starred on many shows, and has had recurring roles on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and Gotham.On stage, Kind has starred in the smash hit Broadway musical The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Candide, and Bounce, among others. Kind started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hill and Gary Kroeger.
Stephanie March made her film debut with a supporting role in the political comedy Head of State opposite Chris Rock. She later appeared in the films Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Treatment, and Falling for Grace, the latter two romantic comedies. March also appeared in the 2009 film The Invention of Lying as the woman Ricky Gervais's character tells the world will end unless she has sex with him. She later co-starred in the independent films Why Stop Now? and Innocence. On television, March guest starred on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, Rescue Me, and Happy Endings. She was regular cast member on the short-lived CBS legal comedy-drama, MADE IN JERSEY in 2012, but left the series after the pilot episode.
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