It was revealed this June that Limelight would reunite with McCarthy and O’Dowd after the success of St. Vincent, and work on a scripted drama with a chock full of comedic instances. The story of Matt Harris’ written drama The Starling follows a married couple trying to re-establish their relationship after suffering a loss. The husband is handling his grief by means of distance while Lily Maynard attempts to heal herself by growing a beautiful garden in their backyard only to find herself attacked by a starling that built a nest nearby. Lily turns to a psychiatrist in hopes of trouble shooting her bird problem.
Entertainment One and Boies/Schiller Film Group will co-fund the film with Limelight alongside the production talents of Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker.
Kline is recently coming off the heels of a Tony winning performance on Broadway in which he starred in Present Laughter. His most recent film is Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast. Olyphant was recently seen in a surprise role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.