Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles have been chosen for "The God Committee."
The actors nabbed starring roles in the upcoming medical thriller centering on the U.S. organ transplant system, Variety reports. The film is in production now and also stars Colman Domingo, Janeane Garofalo, and Dan Hedaya.
The script comes from Austin Stark, who is also directing the film. It centers on a donor heart that is taken to a New York hospital and on the transplant committee's decision as to who gets to receive it. The impact of that decision, six years later, is also part of the story. We don't know yet what roles the actors will be playing.
Both Grammer and Stiles are veteran actors -- Grammer, especially. He is well-known for his roles on the TV series "Frasier" and "Cheers," and he recently starred in Netflix's "Like Father." Stiles's body of work includes roles in the Bourne film series, among others, and she currently stars in the Irish TV series "Riviera."
"The God Committee" is produced by Paper Street Films, Phiphen Pictures, and Crystal City Entertainment. Producers include Phiphen's Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, Vincent Morano, and Jane Oster; Crystal City's Ari Pinchot and Jonathan Rubenstein; and Paper Street's Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, and Stark. Meanwhile, the project's executive producers are Joanna Meek, Ray Masucci, Erika Hampson, Richard J. Berthy, and Mark Trustin.