Lil Rel Howery and Ego Nwodim are set to star in the indie comedy Spin Me Round opposite Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Alessandro Nivola, and Molly Shannon. Tim Heidecker, Ben Sinclair, Fred Armisen, Ayden Mayeri, Debby Ryan, Zach Woods, Lauren Weedman, and Jake Picking round out the cast.
Spin Me Round centers on the manager (Brie) of the Bakersfield, California franchise of the Italian chain eatery Tuscan Grove. She wins an all-expenses trip to the company’s gorgeous “institute” outside of Florence, Italy, and the chance to meet the restaurant chain’s wealthy and charismatic owner (Nivola). Along with a mismatched group of local American franchise managers, Amber finds a far different adventure than the romantic fantasy she had imagined.
Jeff Baena is directing from a script he wrote with Brie. Other cast details are unknown as of now. Spin Me Round will be produced by the Duplass Brothers Productions and Limelight, the latter of which is fully financing the picture.
Production begins next month in Italy.