The film, which was previously titled “Charlie In The Pandemic,” is directed by Xavier Manrique (“Chronically Metropolitan”). “The movie is a comedy about broken relationships – sometimes the cracks in all of us are the most beautiful part,” Manrique tells Variety. “Adam Pally reminds us of the Charlie in all of our lives that helps glue the broken parts together while Jordana Brewster, Reid Scott and the rest of the cast deliver such honest performances that were an inspiration to watch.”
Joining Brewster are Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) as Charlie, Reid Scott (“Veep”) as Phil and Dylan Penn (“Flag Day”) as Jess.
Xosha Roquemore (“The Mindy Project”) and Peter Dager round out the cast.
Nicholas Schutt (“Outer Banks”) wrote the screenplay.
Jason Dubin (“The Babysitters”), Perry Street Films and Nicholas Schutt produce. David Frankel (“Devil Wears Prada”) is exec. producing alongside Jordana Brewster and Adam Pally. Manrique and Scott are producing.
Who Invited Charlie?” was shot in New York and the Hamptons. It is set to have its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October.
Brewster is repped by Liz York at Principal Entertainment and Tracy Brennan and Jamie Feld at CAA; Pally is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and UTA; Scott is repped by Gersh, Impression Entertainment and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Penn is repped by Heather Nunn at Anonymous Content and Tracy Brennan and Andrea Weintraub at CAA; Schutt is repped by LIT Entertainment, Verve and attorney, Stephen Clark; Roquemore is repped by UTA and Authentic Talent; Dager is represented by Namoff & Company and The Gersh Agency.