EXCLUSIVE: Dichen Lachman (Severance), Willa Fitzgerald (Reacher), Ron Perlman (Nightmare Alley) and Harvey Keitel will topline Steven Brand’s noir feature, Joe Baby, which has wrapped production in Mississippi.
The film based on Drew Fine’s novel centers on Lachman’s character of the same name—a “collector” for a private investigator, searching for a way out of her unfulfilling and sometimes violent life. When Joe takes on a case to help the savvy daughter of a real estate mogul recover money she was conned out of, she is also approached by an unorthodox FBI Agent who is looking into the cold case murder of Joe’s hit-man father. When Joe discovers the two cases may be related, she is soon caught up in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in which she must face her violent past in order to live another day.
Joe Baby will also star Kelly Hu (The Orville), Kenneth Choi (9-1-1), Corin Nemec (Supernatural), David Lipper (Murder at Hollow Creek), Dan Bakkedahl (Made for Love) and Jason London (Dazed and Confused). The film’s script was adapted by Todd Samovitz (Wonderland). Lipper and Robert A. Daly Jr. are producing under their Latigo Films banner, along with Stephen Endelman, Brand and Jeff Rice, with Brian Sheth serving as executive producer.