Greg Grunberg, Taylor Cole to cast in Atshani’s ‘1st Born’
Art and Experience: New cast members including Greg Grunberg and Taylor Cole have joined Ali Atshani’s comedy ‘1st Born’, a US-Iranian co-production.
This movie is the first joint production of Iran and Hollywood whose filming will start in Los Angeles on September 11.
According to previous announcements, Val Kilmer, William Baldwin, Jay Abdo, Robert Knepper and Armin Amiri will also appear in this comedy.
The project centers on a newly married couple, Iranian-born Ben and his American wife Kate, who are living in California. When the couple’s first pregnancy faces complications, both sides of their family must come together – a rather complicated notion as Ben’s father Hamid is an anti-American Iranian politician, while Kate’s father Biden (played by Kilmer) is an American politician with a hardline stance against Iran.
‘1st Born’ is notable for being the first joint feature film co-production between Iran and Hollywood, using a cast and crew from both the US and the Middle East.
The film will be produced by LA Independent Film and Entertainment studio located in Hollywood. The screenplay has been written by Sam Khoze and Tarek Zohdy.