Actress Lake Bell makes her writing and directorial debut with her new romantic comedy “In a World…,” a title paying homage to legendary voice actor Don LaFontaine who first coined the line.
The film takes a witty look inside the Hollywood voice-over industry as it follows Carol Solomon (played by Bell), a down-on-her-luck voice coach trying to make ends meet. Carol becomes determined to break into the highly competitive male dominated world of movie trailer narration, all while flourishing a new relationship with her audio engineer. She soon finds herself competing for a lucrative gig against the voiceover king himself, who happens to be her condescending father.
The cast includes voice-over pros such as Joe Cipriano, Mark Elliott and Marc Graue. “In a World…” made its first appearance earlier year at the Sundance London Film Festival, winning Bell the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Roadside Attractions picked up the US distribution rights and the film is slated for release in US theatres later this summer.
Director: Lake Bell
Screenwriter: Lake Bell
Executive Producers: Ross Jacobson, Sean O’Grady
Producers: Lake Bell, Mark Roberts, Jett Steiger, Eddie Vaisman
Cinematographer: Seamus Tierney
Editor: Tom McArdle
Production Designer: Megan Fenton
Composer: Ryan Miller
Principal Cast: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed