EXCLUSIVE: Hope Davis, Michael Gandolfini, Liza Koshy, Fred Melamed, Isaac Powell, Isabella Rossellini and Donald Elise Watkins have joined the cast of Susanna Fogel’s psychological thriller Cat Person for Studiocanal and New Yorker Studios. They will co-star opposite the previously announced Nicholas Braun Emilia Jones and Geraldine Viswanathan. Production starts today.
The pic is based on the short story by Kristen Roupenian, published in The New Yorker in 2017 to worldwide acclaim and was the year’s most downloaded fiction published in magazine and one of the most widely read pieces of that year overall. The story follows the brief relationship between Margot (Jones), a 20-year-old sophomore college student, and Robert (Braun), an older man who is a regular at the movie theater where Margot works.
Fogel will direct, with Michelle Ashford penning the script. It will be produced by Jeremy Steckler and New Yorker Studios’ Helen Estabrook. Fogel, Ashford, Daniel Hank and Gino Falsetto will executive produce. Studiocanal is fully financing and handling worldwide sales.
Davis is represented by UTA and Kipperman Management. Watkins is represented by UTA and Robyn Bluestone Management. Gandolfini is represented by WME. Koshy is represented by CAA and Carter Media Group. Melamed is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Haven Entertainment. Powell is represented by CAA and Impression Entertainment and Rossellini is represented by UTA.