From Producers Becky Sloviter and Alloy Entertainment “Schitt’s Creek” Writers David West Read and Rupinder Gill to Write and Executive Produce
Los Angeles, CA – (April 11, 2022) – Emmy® nominated director Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia,” “Shrill”) is set to direct MRC Film’s upcoming comedy Witness Protection, starring Emmy® Award winner Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek,” “Kevin Can F**k Himself,”), who will also executive produce. Witness Protection reunites Murphy with writers Rupinder Gill and David West Read of the Emmy-winning “Schitt’s Creek,” who will write and executive produce the film. Producers include Becky Sloviter and Elysa Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein through Alloy Entertainment.
Witness Protection centers on a woman who has always defined herself by her romantic relationships, but when she is forced to enter witness protection, she must try to figure out who she really is for the first time while maintaining her cover and keeping the criminals at bay.
Brownstein is best known for her work as co-creator, writer and star of the critically acclaimed sketch-comedy series “Portlandia.” The show aired for eight seasons, winning her both a Peabody and a WGA Award. Brownstein’s work on the show garnered her eight Primetime Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series. Brownstein directed a short film for KENZO starring Mahershala Ali and Natasha Lyonne. She has also directed television shows for HBO, HBO MAX, NBC, Comedy Central, and Hulu. Brownstein is a founding member of the seminal punk rock band Sleater-Kinney and author of the New York Times best-seller, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir.”
Carrie Brownstein is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and ID PR.
About MRC Film
MRC Film is a leading independent studio known for championing singular filmmakers and emerging directors to make high-quality distinctive films and for its selective investments in major studio films, collectively which have earned more than $6 billion in worldwide box office and received accolades including 12 Academy® Award nominations and 11 Golden Globe® Award nominations. Upcoming projects include: The Mothership, starring Halle Berry and from writer and director Matt Charman for Netflix; Persuasion, starring Dakota Johnson and from director Carrie Cracknell for Netflix, and Jerry & Marge Go Large starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening from director David Frankel for Paramount+. Past films include the highest grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted, the Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated Knives Out, the Oscar nominated Baby Driver, Oscar-winning Babel, and the comedy The Lovebirds. MRC Film has co-financed films including The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the Peter Rabbit franchise, the second and third installments of Hotel Transylvania, 22 Jump Street, Think Like a Man Too and Fast & Furious 7. For more information, please visit www.mrcentertainment.com.