Frank Coraci is directing the indie about a conservative talk radio host whose life is changed by the arrival of his 16-year-old niece.
Steve Coogan, Neve Campbell and Taylor Russell will star in Frank Coraci’s indie film Hot Air.
The project, which will start shooting in New York on July 24, follows a conservative talk radio host who finds his world turned upside down when his 16-year-old niece comes crashing into his life. What follows is a relationship that will change both their lives.
Aimee Keen, Coraci and Susan Leber are producing the project. Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve, Coogan, Will Reichel, Eric Robinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will serve as executive producers on the film. Great Point Media is fully financing the film, and representing the film internationally. ICM Partners and CAA are co-representing the domestic rights.
“I am so excited to reteam with Steve Coogan to make a film that comments on the state of our media through such an emotionally riveting story. I can’t wait to bring Will Reichel’s compelling script to life with this incredible cast,” said Coraci.
Coogan and Coraci previously worked together on the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days. Coogan will next be seen in the romantic drama Irreplaceable You with Christopher Walken and Michiel Huisman and Stan and Ollie opposite John C. Reilly. His recent credits include Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply and voice work in Despicable Me 3, which is currently in theaters. Coogan is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group in the U.K.
Campbell can be seen as a series regular on Netflix’s House of Cards and will soon be seen with Dwayne Johnson in Legendary’s 3D action thriller Skyscraper for director Rawson Marshall Thurber. She is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorney Jeff Bernstein.
Russell, who is currently shooting Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series Lost in Space, is repped by UTA, Thruline Entertainment, PLAY and Lichter Grossman.
Coraci’s notable credits include Netflix’s The Ridiculous 6, Warner Bros.’ Blended, Columbia Pictures’ Click and New Line’s The Wedding Singer. Coraci is repped by ICM Partners, MGMT Entertainment and Sloane Offer.