Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Liz Larsen, Chip Zien, Leslie Kritzer Cast in "Commentary" Film

News   Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Liz Larsen, Chip Zien, Leslie Kritzer Cast in "Commentary" Film Kristine Zbornik (Forbidden Broadway, Random Unrelated Projects) will be heard singing Jason Robert Brown's "The Blues Have Got the Best of Me" in Aaron Mark's upcoming independent film "Commentary."

Chip Zien joins the cast of Les Mis
Chip Zien joins the cast of Les Mis

The ensemble cast will feature Tony nominee Alison Fraser (March of the Falsettos, The Divine Sister), Tony nominee Tom Hewitt (The Rocky Horror Show, Dracula), Tony nominee Liz Larsen (A New Brain, Starmites), Chip Zien (Into the Woods, The People in the Picture), Leslie Kritzer (Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair), Gerry McIntyre (Once On This Island, "Random Unrelated Projects"), Katie Klaus (A Catered Affair,"Random Unrelated Projects"), Peter Vack (Bully, Consent) and Zachary Isaacson ("Random Unrelated Projects").

Principal photography is scheduled to begin later this month at Yellow Sound Lab in Manhattan.

"Commentary," according to press notes, "follows nine people as they record a DVD commentary for a film-within-the-film that is never seen, called 'Waste.' In 'Rashomon' fashion, the film documents four groups as they record their commentaries: The writer/director of 'Waste' (Isaacson) and the film’s Oscar-winning star (Fraser), three supporting actors from 'Waste' (Kritzer, McIntyre, and Vack), the producer (Hewitt) and his assistant (Klaus), and the parents of the recently deceased starlet of 'Waste' (Zien and Larsen)."

In a statement writer-director Mark said, "People who like 'Waiting for Guffman' or 'My Dinner With Andre' will like this film. And, also, people who hate show business."

The film is produced by Mark, with Diana Glazer and Michael Lavine serving as executive producers.

Aaron Mark is the 24-year-old writer/director of two independent feature films, "Random Unrelated Projects" (Best Experimental Feature, New York International Film Festival) and "Zbornik Developing" (screened at the Laurie Beechman Theatre). For more information visit aaronmark.net.

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