The cast of the Rapp film will also include Zooey Deschanel, Amelia Warner and "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell. The Stratus-financed motion picture — "Winter Passing" — marks the fifth time that Madigan and Harris have co-starred in a feature film. Rapp's plays include Faster, Trueblinka, Blackbird, Finer Noble Gases and Stone Cold Dead Serious. His Red Light Winter is currently running Off-Broadway.
In the plot, a "struggling twenty-something actress Reese Holden (Zooey Deschanel) has been promised $100,000 for publication of love letters written by her legendary, but reclusive father, novelist Don Holden (Ed Harris), to his equally revered late wife, also an acclaimed writer and Reese's mother. In search of these letters, Reese treks from New York City back home to Michigan, where she finds her father in flagrant disregard of his own health and living with two younger housemates: one, a practical former grad student, Shelly (Amelia Warner) and the other, a would-be musician, Corbit (Will Ferrell). Though no angel herself, Reese does not approve of this ad-hoc 'family.' Little by little, she comes to appreciate her unlikely new siblings, and as secrets are revealed, Reese comes to terms with her father, their shared past and hopeful future."
Producers of "Winter Passing" include Bob Yari, Mark Gordon, Laura Bickford, Jennifer Dana and David Koplan.