Searchlight Pictures’ Fire Island is beginning to take shape. 11 Actors have been added to the cast of the film, which is now entering production, according to Deadline.

  • 11 actors have joined the cast of Searchlight Pictures’ Fire Island, including:
    • Conrad Ricamora (The Resident)
    • James Scully (You)
    • Matt Rogers (I Love This For You)
    • Tomas Matos (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    • Torian Miller (Goliath)
    • Nick Adams (The Other Two)
    • Zane Phillips (Madam Secretary)
    • Michael Graceffa (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
    • Aidan Wharton (I Want Your Love)
    • Peter Smith (Girls5Eva)
    • Bradley Gibson (Power Book II: Ghost)
  • They join a cast that already included:
    • Joel Kim Booster (Sunnyside)
    • Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
    • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl)
  • Deadline also reports that the film has now entered production.
  • Fire Island is written by Booster and cast by Jessica Munks.
  • Tony Hernandez, John Hodges and Brooke Posch will produce the film on behalf of JAX Media while Booster will executive produce.
  • Fire Island will stream exclusively as a Hulu Original in the U.S. in 2022 and as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally.

About Fire Island:

  • Billed as a modern-day romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Fire Island is set in the New York hamlet of Fire Island Pines. The story centers on two best friends who set out to have a legendary, weeklong summer vacation, with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends.

What they’re saying:

  • Director Andrew Ahn: “I’m thrilled to be working with the immensely talented cast and crew of Fire Island, a film that celebrates chosen family with so much heart and humor. I’m eager for audiences to experience the magic of Fire Island, from dancing in your underwear with your best friends to falling in love.”
  • Searchlight Pictures’ Heads of Film Production, DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas: “Andrew and Joel have an irreverent, modern take on a beloved romance, infused with versatility and comedy and heart. This is a fresh and exciting evolution in the genre.”