EXCLUSIVE: Husband-and-wife duo Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have landed roles collectively in a film for the primary time in 20 years, with The King of Queens creator Michael J. Weithorn penning and directing Connescence.
Principal pictures kicked off this week on the film from Victoria Hill and Greg Clark‘s Fibonacci Films, with Bacon and Sedgwick playing the leads, joined by White Lotus star Brittany O’Grady and Oscar-nominated The Fabelmans actor Judd Hirsch.
Bacon performs Stan Olszewski, a pointy, humorous, however chronically underachieving safety guard, who breaks up an tried theft on the dwelling of Cynthia Rand (Sedgwick), a profitable urologist married to good former Watergate prosecutor Warren Rand (Judd Hirsch). From this opportunity encounter grows a charged and dynamic friendship – first as late-night textual content periods crammed with humor and intimate revelations, rising into one thing that shakes the muse of each their lives.
Bacon and Sedgwick, who married in 1988 and have two youngsters together with actor Sosie Bacon, haven’t acted collectively since 2004, throughout which they starred in each Cavedweller and The Woodsman. Bacon has since directed Sedgwick in Loverboy and Sedgwick directed Bacon in Space Oddity, whereas the pair have scooped quite a few gongs for roles within the likes of The Closer and Taking Chance.
Sedgwick and Bacon stated: “We are so excited to work together on screen again for the first time in 20 years in such a funny, moving and original script.”
Hill added: “We are thrilled and excited to bring this timely, entertaining and moving story to life with such a stellar cast.”
Across a plus-40-year profession, Weithorn has primarily directed small display screen tasks reminiscent of CBS’ The King of Queens, which ran for 9 seasons and greater than 200 episodes. Other credit embody The Goldbergs, Weird Loners and Schooled.
Filming on Connescence will proceed for 22 days in and round Brooklyn. Hill is producing with Sedgwick, Bacon and Andrew Mann. Laura D’Augello is co-producer. Director of pictures is Andrew Wonder, manufacturing designer is Michael Fitzgerald with costume designer Gina Ruiz, and casting administrators are Jen Euston and and Allison Jones.