Monday, May 27, 2024

“Parks and Rec,” “Severance” Star Adam Scott Will Direct First Feature, with Sterling K. Brown, Zazie Beetz


You know Adam Scott from “Parks and Recreation,” “Severance,” and dozens of other smart movies and TV shows.

Now he’s going to direct his first feature. “Double Booked” will be a thriller starring Sterling K. Brown, Zazie Beetz, and Alexandra D’Addario.

Protagonist Pictures is taking it to Cannes to the market, my favorite place. That’s where they’ll raise money and find international distribution. The market has zero charm. It’s located under the casino near the marina and has Soviet touches in the architecture. Once you’re inside, the convention atmosphere is broken up by people from all over the world selling movies you or may not see in the future. It’s a lot of fun!


“Double Booked” follows a successful self-help writer (Scott) and his heavily pregnant wife (Beetz) who organize a weekend away at a secluded lodge, only to encounter another couple (Brown and Daddario) at their cabin when they arrive. With a blizzard moving in they are forced to spend the night together, and what seems like an innocent system error turns into a chilling battle of deceit with deadly consequences.

Good luck to them all, and enjoy the Marche! It’s a kick!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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