Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Himesh Patel Set To Star In Murder Mystery Comedy Providence

Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Himesh Patel are on board to star in the murder mystery comedy Providence for Limelight and Boies Schiller Entertainment.

According to Deadline’s report, the story follows the eclectic residents of a small, picturesque island town who must navigate a sensational murder and the discovery of a million dollars as a series of increasingly bad decisions upends the once-peaceful community. Principal photography begins this week in North Carolina. Sellers, Parker, Houchins, Schiller, and Boies are attached to produce, with Vukadinovich, Tyler Zacharia, Sam Slater, Phil Keefe, and Dane Eckerle executive producing. CJ Barbato will co-produce. Verve Ventures and UTA are co-repping the sale of the project.

Lily James is fresh off the success of her Hulu hit Pam & Tommy, in which she portrays Pamela Anderson. She also starred in several high-profile films like Cinderella, and Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, Baby Driver, Downton Abbey.

Gordon-Levitt is best known for his performances in 500 Days of Summer and 50/50 for which he also earned Golden Globe Award nominations. The two-time Emmy winner is fresh out of Apple TV+’s Mr. Corman and Showtime anthology series Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. He will next work in the Peacock series Poker Face from Rian Johnson and will voice Jiminy Cricket in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio.

Meanwhile, Himesh Patel rose to international recognition after playing the main role in the musical comedy Yesterday, and his other credits include Station Eleven, EastEnders, and most recently Tenet and Don’t Look Up.

Himesh Jitendra Patel is a British actor, musician, and singer. He is known for portraying Tamwar Masood on the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2007 to 2016 and for starring in the 2019 musical romantic comedy film Yesterday, and the 2020 science fiction action film Tenet with John David Washington. In 2020, he had a recurring role in the HBO comedy series Avenue 5. In 2021, he starred in the miniseries Station Eleven and the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up.

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