Any actor putting themselves next to Chris Evans
has a big challenge in winning the audience’s attention, but a slightly inexperienced one like Mark Kassen
is especially hard-pressed. This was the task he faced in this year’s Puncture
, a film he also co-directed with his brother, Adam, and he somehow completed it with general success.
He’s now getting a starring role for himself: Variety reports that the actor will lead Stars
, an indie drama directed by Derrick Borte
and written by Jim Janosky
. Their story tells us that the plot follows “a man who decides on his birthday to kill himself, but his disregard for life takes a turn en route to his demise.” So it’s light, you see.
The film also stars Puncture
‘s Vinessa Shaw
, along with Kathryn Hahn
, Tom Bower
, and Illeana Douglas
. Produced by LLeju Productions and Storyland Pictures
, the project is currently shooting in New Mexico.