‘Outrageous Fortune’ Re-Imagining in the Works From ‘Theatre Camp’ Director Molly Gordon

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Theater Camp director Molly Gordon is on board to helm Small Parts, a reimagining for Searchlight Pictures of Outrageous Fortune, which starred Bette Midler and Shelley Long as rivals.

Gordon, who also stars in The Bear, and co-writer Allie Levitan will do a new take on the 1987 comedy directed by Arther Hiller. Small Parts will center on rival actors who clash on a scrappy indie film set and accidentally find themselves entangled in a game of cat-and-mouse more outrageous than any movie, according to a synopsis from the producers.

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The Small Parts project is in development, with Searchlight senior vp of production Taylor Friedman overseeing. For Searchlight, Gordon recently co-directed, co-wrote and starred in Theater Camp, which earned the Sundance U.S. dramatic special jury award for ensemble.

Gordon plays Claire in the second season of The Bear series, opposite Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri. Gordon earned a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble for her work in the FX/Hulu series.

Her other credits include Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby, Netflix’s You People, Adam McKay’s HBO series Winning Time, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, Gene Supnitsky and Lee Eisenberg’s Good Boys, Ben Falcone’s Life of the Party, TNT’s Animal Kingdom, and the FX series Ramy.

Levitan is a writer, actress and comedian who worked as a staff writer and voiced Elizabeth Warren on Stephen Colbert’s Our Cartoon President for Showtime. More recently, she co-wrote and starred in the short film Flail, which bowed in Sundance.

Gordon and Levitan are represented by WME.

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