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Sophie Goodhart is Leading the…: Adam Scott, Slate & Kroll Join “My Blind Brother”

For those in the know, being in the running for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival is statistically…near impossible, especially for the dozen or less films selected in the short film competition. Now comes word that, an American selected 2013 short will have a growth spurt of sorts, with Deadline reporting that Sophie Goodhart‘s comedy, the feature version of My Blind Brother has nabbed the cast of Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll and Charlie Hewson. Low Spark Films’ Tyler Davidson will produce with Tory Tunnell (Holy Rollers). Low Sparks’ Kevin Flanigan and Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold are exec producers with Joseph E. LoConti. Production will begin this May in Ohio.

Gist: Scott will play a handsome man who gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he’s blind. Kroll plays his less handsome brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. That is until blind brother falls for a young woman (Slate) that sighted brother falls for, too.

Worth Noting: Goodhart was 1/3rd of the scribes on Sundance Film Fest’s NEXT section selected Homewrecker from directors Todd and Brad Barnes.

Do We Care?: Some guys have all the luck. With funnyman Adam Scott leading the charge, My Blind Brother could actually get into murky, darker waters…and work as an efficient knee-slapper portrait on sibling rivalry coming from the wrong end.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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