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AMY LANDECKER JOINS JIM PARSONS and CLAIRE DANES IN  A KID LIKE JAKE

New York, NY –July 12, 2017 –  That’s Wonderful Productions announced today that Amy Landecker will join Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake.  Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and Ann Dowd co-star.  Based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play, A Kid Like Jake was adapted for the big screen by Daniel Pearle and is being directed by Silas Howard, an award-winning feature film, documentary, music video and television director. Film is currently shooting in New York.

On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex (Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Parsons) have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other. Landecker will portray Sandra, a patient in Greg’s therapy practice.

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Amy Landecker can currently be seen on the big screen in Beatriz at Dinner and the critically acclaimed series Transparent. She is represented by ICM Partners.

Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak and Eric Norsoph are producing for That’s Wonderful Productions, alongside Paul Bernon for Burn Later and Rachel Song for XS Media. Sam Slater, David Bernon and Jackie Bernon are executive producers for Burn Later alongside Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman for Double Nickel Entertainment, Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson for Bankside Films, and Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films.  Co-producers are Rowan Riley of Burn Later and Veronica Nickel.  CAA, which arranged financing for the film, is handling domestic sales with Bankside Films handling foreign.

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