Though it didn't get to have its premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, crime comedy The Stand-In has found a distributor in Saban Films.
Starring Drew Barrymore in a dual role, the film doesn't have a release date yet, but should play well with audiences still stuck at home and in desperate need of a laugh. Barrymore plays a movie star who convinces her stand-in (also Barrymore) to do the community service she's been sentenced to. But she gets more than she bargained for when the stand-in starts taking over her whole life, not just the unpleasant parts. Audiences were reminded of Barrymore's great comic timing over three seasons of Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet. This should provided another excellent showcase for her talent.
Written by Sam Bain (Four Lions, one of the funniest movies of all time) and directed by Jamie Babbit (But I'm a Cheerleader), the cast also includes Michael Zegen (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) and – ugh – T.J. Miller (Deadpool).
Given Saban's business model, expect a limited theatrical release (if theaters are even open) later this year and a VOD release shortly thereafter.