Evangeline Lilly and Ike Barinholtz have signed on to star in the indie comedy Happy Life. David Stassen (The Mindy Project) is set to write and direct his debut feature film.
Lilly will play a new mother who suspects her workaholic husband is having an affair with an Instagram model. One mistake leads to another, before suddenly she’s in the arms of a younger man, and struggling to come to terms with her life decisions and being the mother she aspires to be.
Highland Film Group has secured the rights to the film, and will shop it at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. When purchased, production is expected to begin in the summer.
Lilly just appeared in Avengers: Endgame, while Barinholtz recently starred in and directed the dark comedy The Oath. He has worked with Stassen before in Blockers, and has broken out as a reliable and funny comedy star over the last few years. Pairing him with Lilly, who is stepping out of her comfort zone for a comedic role, should be a lot of fun.
Barinholtz will next be seen in Amazon’s upcoming film Late Night, which stars Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. Lilly’s next role will be in Nicholas Jarecki‘s Dreamland, where she will be seen alongside Armie Hammer and Gary Oldman.