Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale are all attached to star in Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz’s indie dramedy “Brother’s Keeper,” according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The film will follow a narcissistic budding entrepreneur (Kroll) who fails miserably on the eve of his company’s launch. After running short on luck, he moves to Manhattan to live with his estranged pregnant sister and brother-in-law (played by real-life couple Byrne and Cannavale). If his financial woes weren’t any more apparent, his taking on the role of the nanny to the couple’s three-year-old son pretty much confirms it.
Kroll produced the film alongside Jared Goldman and Burn Later Productions’ Sam Slater and Paul Bernon. To add a third title to the credits, Kroll originated the story in collaboration with co-writters Jeff Cox (“Blades of Glory”) and Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie”). Filming is scheduled to begin next January in New York.
Kroll is no stranger to multitasking. He stars on The FX’s “The League,” a show which he has also written four episodes of. Earlier this year, he wrote, produced and starred in his very own sketch comedy series, titled “The Kroll Show.” A staple of television comedies like “American Dad!” and “The Life & Times of Tim”, “Brother’s Keeper” will test Kroll’s potential as leading comedy star on the big screen.
Byrne is also fast developing her niche in the world of comedy. She had recent roles in Dan Mazer’s “I Give It a Year,” Shawn Levy’s “The Internship” and of course, Paul Feig’s mega hit “Bridesmaids.” She has three other upcoming comedies lined up: Sean Mewshaw’s “Tumbleweed,” Nicholas Stoller’s “Neighbors”, Shawn Levy’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and possibly, a reunion with Feig and Melissa McCarthy in the spy comedy “Susan Cooper.”