Julia Stiles & America Ferrara sign on for “It’s a Disaster”

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Julia Stiles and America Ferrera are set to star in “It’s A Disaster,” a comedy about four couples who meet for Sunday Brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end. A film by Vacationeer Productions, “It’s A Disaster”will be directed by Todd Berger, who also wrote the script.

Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace, Blaise Miller, and Todd Berger of comedy troupe The Vacationeers will also star in the film, which will shoot in Los Angeles in early fall and is currently in pre-production.

Todd Berger is the writer behind the Lionsgate/Jim Henson Co. film Happytime Murders and also wrote and directed The Vacationeers’ first feature film, “The Scenesters.” “The Scenesters” won the “Rosebud Award” at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, was one of the top 20 downloaded Independent films on iTunes in it’s first week, and was released theatrically by Monterey Media in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Phoenix.

“It’s a crazy story and I was convinced Julia and America would think I’m crazy too, but I’m thrilled they get my sense of humor. I’m excited to have them on board,” said Berger.

Julia Stiles’ most recent project is Showtime’s critically acclaimed series “Dexter,” for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Over the years, Stiles has made her mark on the big screen starring in the BOURNE Trilogy opposite Matt Damon (“The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum”); the Shakespearean film adaptations “Hamlet,” “O,” and “Ten Things I Hate About You;” “The Business Of Strangers;” “Save The Last Dance,” David Mamet’s “State & Main,” and “Mona Lisa Smile.”

America Ferrera is best known for her fearless portrayal of Betty Suarez on ABC television’s hit comedy Ugly Betty, a role that earned her an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as Alma and Imagen awards. Ferrera’s other screen credits include David Ayer’s upcoming “End Of Watch” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, “Real Women Have Curves,” “The Dry Land,” “How To Train Your Dragon,” “Lords Of Dogtown,” “How The Garcia Sisters Spent Their Summer,” “Under The Same Moon,” and both parts of “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.”

Source: Press release

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