EXCLUSIVE: The former Friends star is getting behind the camera for her feature directorial debut with Hello I Must Be Going. Written by David Flebotte, the Courteney Cox helmed pic has Seann William Scott in the lead role as Ted Morgan, a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide. Former Private Practice actress Kate Walsh co-stars as his sister-in-law Kathleen Morgan in the movie. Scott was last seen in 2011’s hockey enforcer comedy Goon and in 2012’s American Reunion. Walsh will be seen in the upcoming 10-episode DirecTV drama Full Circle. A co-EP on Desperate Housewives, Flebotte has written for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and served as a consulting producer on Raising Hope. The star of that Fox comedy Garret Dillahunt and former Daily Show correspondent and Internship actor Rob Riggle are also in the cast of Hello I Must Be Going. As are Dredd’s Olivia Thirlby and Beautiful Creatures’ Kyle Galliner. While this is Cox’s first feature, she previously directed episodes of her TBS sitcom Cougar Town and the 2012 Lifetime TV movie Talhotblond. Hello I Must Be Going is produced by Cox, and Gabriel Cowan with David Arquette and Thea Mann of Coquette Productions and John Suits of New Artists Alliance. The movie is set to start filming in LA later this month. Seann William Scott is repped by ICM Partners. Kate Walsh is repped by CAA and Evolution Entertainment. Courteney Cox is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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