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Alan Cumming to Star in Lower East Side Indie, “Dwelling”

NEW YORK, NY, Feb, 2010- Alan Cumming just celebrated the launch of “Dwelling,” his latest independent feature project. A thriller inspired by true events, “Dwelling” is set in a Lower East Side apartment building where a vicious landlord plots to murder his rent-stabilized tenants. Shooting is set to commence in June, and Cumming will executive produce and star as Dorian, a philandering painter and long-time resident in the building. Introducing “Dwelling” as “an indigenous New York movie,” Cumming declared himself “a true Lower East Side boy” and praised the script’s depiction of his adopted hometown. Danai Gurira (“The Visitor”, “3 Backyards”) was also in attendance, and is set to play Stella, the polygamous second wife of the building’s superintendent.

“Dwelling” will be helmed by writer/director Doug Karr (“Ten for Grandpa”, Sundance ’09) and producers Katie Mustard, Edward Boyce and Jamie Proctor, for the production company Chop Wood Carry Water. Jonathan Gray is production counsel; Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee will cast the film.


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