Nik Dodani and Brandon Flynn have joined the ensemble cast of parentinga poltergeist comedy from New Line and HBO Max.
Brian Cox, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow and Dean Norris are already on the call list for the feature being directed by Craig Johnson, with shooting to begin in Massachusetts later this month.
The script, written by Kent Sublette, is about a young gay couple, Rohan and Josh, who organize a weekend meeting with their parents in a cozy rented house in the countryside. Things take a turn for the gruesome and comical when the new tenants discover it’s already inhabited by a 400-year-old evil entity.
Dodani and Flynn play the couple in the middle of the story, with Cox, Falco, Norris and Kudrow as the respective parents.
Chris Bender and Jake Weiner of Good Fear Content are producing.
Dodani was one of the stars of the Netflix comedy atypical and also appeared in CBS’ recent relaunch Murphy Brown† As for the movie, he was in Universal’s adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen and made his Broadway debut as Ogie in Waitress.
Dodani also runs his own production banner, Cosmic Pomegranate, and is developing an adaptation of Rakesh Satyal’s novel blue boy, for which he wrote the script. He also co-founded The Salon, a forum for South Asian entertainment artists and executives.
Flynn first broke out as the amoral antagonist Justin Foley in the Netflix series 13 reasons why, become a social media darling (he has over 5.7 million followers on Instagram). He last appeared in Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed series Ratched for Netflix opposite Sarah Paulson. He will next be seen in David Bruckner’s reboot of Hellraiser for Spyglass Media and Hulu, among several other projects in the can. Like Dodani, he also did stage work and starred in the off-Broadway musical Kid Victory†
Dodani is represented by Buchwald, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Gang Tire. Flynn is represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Schreck Rose.