The new indie film Defendor, gets a cone hell of cast. Up and coming, Kat Dennings (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Housebunny) has signed on to play the role of Kat, along with Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men, The People Vs. Larry Flynt) and Sandra Oh (Sideways, Grey’s Anatomy). Harrelson will be playing Arthur, a regular man who believes he has a secret identity as the superhero Defendor. Sandra Oh plays his psychiatrist and Kat Dennings plays a teenager living on the streets whom Arthur befriends.
The picture is being produced by Darius Films’ principal Nicholas Tabarrok (Coopers Camera, Weirdsville, The Life and the Hard Times of Guy Terrifco), who was named one of Variety’s Top Producers to Watch. Defendor is written and will be directed by Peter Stebbings in his feature film directing debut. Principal photography begins in November in Toronto. What does Tabarrok think about the new cast?
“It’s an incredible cast for an indie” enthuses Tabarrok. “We pretty much cover the gamut - from Kat the most in-demand, up and coming young star to Woody, one of the best actors of his own generation to Sandra a superb actress from the hottest show on TV. We assembled a fantastic group of talent”.
“Defendor is financed with the US domestic still available, so yah, with this cast I think it’s likely this will be a hot property on the buyers list come festival time” says Tabarrok.