Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant Join Melissa McCarthy In Ted Melfi-Helmed ‘The Starling;’ eOne & Boies/Schiller Join Limelight As Co-Financiers

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Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant Join Melissa McCarthy In Ted Melfi-Helmed ‘The Starling;’ eOne & Boies/Schiller Join Limelight As Co-Financiers
Exclusive: Kevin Kline has been set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd in The Starling, the Ted Melfi-directed drama that is being fully financed by Limelight. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Skyler Gisondo (Booksmart), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman), Rosalind Chao (Just Like Heaven) and Kimberly Quinn (Hidden Figures) also have joined the cast of the film, which is just getting underway.

Deadline revealed in June that upstart producer-financier Limelight had reunited the St. Vincent team of McCarthy, O’Dowd and Melfi on a Matt Harris- scripted drama with comedic moments. McCarthy and O’Dowd play a married couple trying to rebuild their relationship after suffering a tragedy. While her husband heads off to deal with his grief in recovery, Lily Maynard tries to heal in the real world, one that becomes surreal when she grows a beautiful garden in their backyard,
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