EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Morrison (Happiness) and Kara Wang (Top Gun: Maverick) were set to star Of embersa dramatic thriller from writer-director Kate Bohan and Studio 6688.
Co-starring in the independent film, which wrapped production under a tentative deal in October, are Kathryn Morris (Cold case), Christopher Shyer (The Night Agent), Kayla Bohan (Harper), Alexander J. Lee, London Kim (Barry) and Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots).
The film follows the life of single mother Lily (Wang) as she struggles with the sudden loss of her husband Ron (Kim), while caring for her nine-year-old autistic son Kevin (Lee), and forming a bond with her new son. alcoholic neighbor, Marty Baker (Morrison), a music-loving painter who works hard to create a future for his 13-year-old daughter, Chloe (Bohan).
Pic was developed and produced by Studio 6688 in partnership with Kayla’s Movies, LLC. Kate Bohan produced, with Kathleen I-Ying Lee co-producing, and Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent handling the cast.
“Of embers It’s been a labor of love and a journey into the depths of human emotion and resilience,” writer-director Bohan told Deadline. “Our talented cast, including the incredible Matthew Morrison and the dynamic Kara Wang, poured their hearts into this project, bringing to life a story that explores the complexities of pain, secrets and the enduring strength of the human spirit.”
Best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated performance on the Fox show HappinessMorrison was most recently seen in series such as american horror story, Grey’s AnatomyIt is The good wife. His most recent credits include Tulip Fever with Alicia Vikander, What to Expect When You’re Expectingand the acclaimed rom-com Music and Lyrics with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. The actor has also been seen on Broadway with appearances in musicals such as Hairspray It is Finding Neverlandamong other projects.
Most recently seen on the film side of Top Gun: MaverickWang is also known for a prominent role on Freeform’s Good problemhaving also been seen on Amazon’s Goliath. Overseas credits for the Chinese-American actress include Chen Kaige Caught on the web and Sony International The calm beyond.
Kate Bohan’s previous credits include independent dramas Kayla It is Harperstarring his daughter, Kayla Bohan.
Morrison is repped by A3 Artists Agency and InterTalent Rights Group; Wang by A3, Stride Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.