Linda Cardellini, Edi Patterson, Tim Heidecker, Toby Huss Starring With Ben Stiller in David Gordon Green’s ‘Nutcrackers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Linda Cardellini, Edi Patterson, Tim Heidecker and Toby Huss will star in David Gordon Green’s  “Nutcrackers.” They join the previously announced Ben Stiller, who will play a work-obsessed man who travels to rural Ohio to look after his four nephews after their parents die in a car accident.

Heidecker will play a local deputy, Patterson has been cast as an orphan profiteer, Huss portrays an eccentric empty-nester millionaire and Cardellini takes on the role of a social worker who helps Stiller’s character on his journey to find a home for the boys. The film is based on a script by Leland Douglas and was developed by Rough House Pictures.

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Rivulet Films’ Rob Paris and Mike Witherill, Red Hour Films’ Stiller and John Lesher, and Rough House Pictures’ Nate Meyer are producing. Rivulet fully financed the film, which recently wrapped production outside of Cincinnati.

Cardellini is currently in production on the Netflix dark comedy “No Good Deed” for Liz Feldman, who created “Dead to Me,” which Cardellini also starred in and earned an Emmy nomination for. Her credits include “Brokeback Mountain,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Green Book.”

Patterson is best known for co-starring in “The Righteous Gemstones.” Other notable credits include “Vice Principals,” “Knives Out” and “Between Two Ferns: The Movie.”

Heidecker is an actor, comedian and musician who has appeared in films such as “Bridesmaids,” “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” and “Us.”

Huss’ credits include “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” voiceover work on the long-running animated series “King of the Hill” and “Dickinson.” He appeared on “Halt and Catch Fire” and co-starred in “Halloween,” which Green directed.

Rivulet’s slate includes a sequel to “Law Abiding Citizen” and “The Twinkle Brothers,” which is currently in development from Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Patrick Shanley (“Moonstruck”).

Cardellini is represented by CAA and Mosaic, Patterson is represented by CAA, Heidecker is represented by UTA, and Huss is represented by Independent Artist Group and Artists First.

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