“Twilight” star Nikki Reed and “Saturday Night Live” players Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharaoh are set to star in the indie comedy “Intramural.”
Cast also includes Jake Lacy (“The Office”), “Much Ado About Nothing” stars Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney, Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”), Sam Edison (“Zero Charisma”), D.C. Pierson (“Mystery Team”) and Good Neighbor sketch comedy members Nick Rutherford and Beck Bennett, the latter of whom is best known for starring in AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” ad campaign.
Story follows a fifth-year college senior who assembles a team of misfits for one last epic run in intramural football before moving on to marriage, graduation and the real world.
Andrew Disney (“Searching for Sonny”) is directing from a script written by Bradley Jackson. Ralph Smyth Entertainment is producing with Russell Wayne Groves, Andrew Lee, David Ward, Red Sanders and Tucker Moore.
Production is currently under way in Austin, Texas.
“With ‘Intramural,’ we’re setting out to make an epic sports movie for the guys who don’t deserve one,” said Disney. “We’ve got a hilarious script, a terrific ensemble cast, and one hell of a production team. I can’t wait to start shooting in Austin.”
“Intramural” aims to bring a unique spin to the sports comedy genre, as college intramural sports is a popular subculture that hasn’t really been explored on the bigscreen.