8 January 2013 11:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Indie-film producer Jen Gatien (“For Ellen,” “Hounddog”) has pulled together a new project that will bite the hand that doesn’t feed. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Justin Daly, “Douglas Brown” is a Hollywood satire inspired by the inside knowledge he gleaned from grandmother Ingrid Bergman. James McCaffrey, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Zoe Bell, Bill Sage, Dan Hedeya and Robert Forster star in the “Player”-esque story of a reclusive movie star who hires a private detective after he’s anonymously blackmailed. Things turn violent when an aspiring writer is fingered for the crime in a dangerous case of mistaken identity. “It is always incredibly gratifying to work with first-time directors and give a platform to an unheard voice,” says Gatien, “but since I have known Justin since our high school years, it means that much more. Over the years, I have seen Justin work tirelessly to make this film »

- Jay A. Fernandez

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