Molly Gordon to Direct ‘Small Parts’ for Searchlight Pictures

Molly Gordon is set to direct “Small Parts,” a new take on the 1987 comedy “Outrageous Fortune,” for Searchlight Pictures.

In the script, co-written by Gordon and Allie Levitan, two actresses who clash on a scrappy indie film set accidentally find themselves entangled in a game of cat-and-mouse more outrageous than any movie.

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Gordon recently co-directed, co-wrote, and starred in the 2023 Searchlight film “Theater Camp.” In addition to being awarded the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble and one of 2023’s Top Ten Independent Films by the National Board of Review, Gordon and her co-writers were nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay.

She can currently be seen starring as Claire in the second season of FX/Hulu’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “The Bear,” opposite Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri. Gordon was part of the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning ensemble in the series, which will return for a third season in June.

Other credits include Emma Seligman’s “Shiva Baby,” Netflix’s “You People,” Adam McKay’s HBO series “Winning Time,” Olivia Wilde’s “Booksmart,” Gene Supnitsky and Lee Eisenberg’s “Good Boys,” Ben Falcone’s “Life of the Party,” TNT’s “Animal Kingdom,” and the FX series “Ramy.”

Levitan is a writer, actor and comedian who worked as a staff writer and voiced Elizabeth Warren on Stephen Colbert’s “Our Cartoon President.” Most recently, she co-wrote and starred in the short “Flail,” which was an official selection of 2024’s Sundance Film Festival. The short also won best comedy at the 2023 Palm Springs ShortFest.

Gordon is represented by WME, Shelter PR, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. Levitan is represented by WME.

“Small Parts” is currently in development. Searchlight SVP of production Taylor Friedman is overseeing the project, reporting into Searchlight production heads DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas.

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