‘Providence,’ A Murder Mystery Comedy Starring Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, And Himesh Patel, Has Been Cast!

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For Limelight and Boies Schiller Entertainment, Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Himesh Patel have signed on to star in the murder mystery comedy, ‘Providence’.

Who Is Lily James?

Lily James is an actress from England. She rose to popularity after starring in Cinderella (2015) and making her television debut in Downton Abbey as Lady Rose MacClare. 

Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Himesh Patel

She also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Downton Abbey in 2015 and 2016. 

Baby Driver (2017) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again are two of her most well-known flicks (2021). 

Pam & Tommy, a Hulu original miniseries, featuring her in 2022. To honor her late father, James Thomson, she changed her surname from Thomson to James in 2008.

Who Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an actor and filmmaker from the United States. 

He has won numerous awards and nominations, including Golden Globe nods for his major roles in 500 Days of Summer and 50/50.

He in Los Angeles to a Jewish family and began acting as a child in films such as A River Runs Through It, Holy Matrimony, and Angels in the Outfield, for which he received a Young Artist Award and a Saturn Award nomination.

He is the founder of the online media platform HitRecord, where he received two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Interactive Program for HitRecord on TV (2014–15) and Create Together (2020).

Who Is Himesh Patel?

Himesh Jitendra Patel is an actor, musician, and vocalist from the United Kingdom. 

He is most known for playing Tamwar Masood in the BBC serial opera EastEnders from 2007 to 2016, as well as starring alongside John David Washington in the 2019 musical romance comedy picture Yesterday and the 2020 science fiction action feature Tenet. 

He has a recurring role in HBO’s comedic series Avenue 5 in 2020. He starred in the Netflix film Don’t Look Up and the miniseries Station Eleven in 2021.Himesh Patel rose to international prominence after starring in the musical comedy Yesterday; he has also appeared in Station Eleven, EastEnders, and, most recently, Tenet and Don’t Look Up.

About The Boies Schiller Entertainment:

Zack Schiller and prominent attorney David Boies co-founded Boies Schiller Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based production firm, in 2012.  The company develops and finances commercial film and television projects in a variety of genres and platforms. 

BSE nurtures and transforms ideas into popular and enduring entertainment properties through its long-standing relationships in the creative community.

Starring Lily, Joseph, And Himesh

Providence, a comedy from Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker’s Limelight and David Boies and Zack Schiller’s Boies Schiller Entertainment, will star Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Himesh Patel.  Shannon Houchins’ Hideout Pictures, with Potsy Ponciroli directing, will fully finance and produce the film. The script was written by Michael Vukadinovich. 

He is a writer and producer for Showtime’s “Kidding,” which received a Golden Globe nomination for best comedy. “The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto” and “The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola,” two of his original screenplays, have made the annual Black List.

About The Script

As a series of increasingly terrible decisions upends the once-peaceful village, the drama follows the varied residents of a small, lovely island town who must handle a shocking murder and the discovery of a million dollars. In North Carolina, principal photography begins this week.

Ponciroli, in addition to directing Old Henry, is a well-known commercial and music video filmmaker who co-founded Hideout Pictures with Houchins and co-created Still The King for Viacom. 

He’s now working on Viewmaster for Mattel and Paramount Pictures, with James Wan set to direct, and Aliester Arcane for New Republic Pictures, with Jim Carrey acting and producing.  This is the sixth project that Boies Schiller and Limelight have worked on together recently.

Aristotle and Dante, starring Eva Longoria, and Moving On, a comedy written and directed by Paul Weitz and starring Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda, are two upcoming films. 

The firms have also collaborated on the upcoming Spanish-language comedy Cuando Sea Joven, which will be released theatrically by Lionsgate this year, as well as the Naomi Watts drama The Desperate Hour and Netflix’s The Starling, which stars Melissa McCarthy. 

Gordon-Levitt is represented by WME and attorneys Kimberly Jaime and Karl Austen, while James is represented by UTA and Tavistock-Wood. Patel is represented by WME, 42, and Gregory Slewett. 

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