MPI Media Group Wednesday announced that it has wrapped production on Catfight, a blistering action-comedy written and directed by Onur Tukel, one of the leading lights of the new American independent film, and produced by Gigi Graff (Free the Nipple). Catfight, which was shot in New York, will have an all-star cast including Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways), Anne Heche (Hung, Psycho, Six Days Seven Nights) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Beauty Shop, The Crush).
Catfight is a jet-black comedy about two bitter rivals whose grudge match spans a lifetime. Struggling outsider artist Ashley Miller (Anne Heche) and wealthy housewife Veronica Salt (Sandra Oh) were close in college, but haven’t seen each other since. When they find themselves attending the same glitzy birthday party, verbal barbs lead to fisticuffs and an all-out brawl that will keep these two locked in combat for years to come. Alicia Silverstone will play Ashley’s love interest, Lisa.
Catfight promises to be an outrageous, hilarious and action-packed comedy from writer-director Tukel, the creator of festival hits Applesauce, Summer of Blood and Richard’s Wedding.
“I expected the lead performances to be brilliant, but what they did blew my mind,”says Tukel of Oh and Heche. “The fight scenes are also insanely intense. We’ve made a very funny comedy here, but it’s also tragically dark. I’m so proud of what the cast and crew accomplished. It was so collaborative that I feel like I didn’t do much work at all. I just sat back and watched a bunch of young, passionate people pull this movie together. It was magical.”
MPI’s Greg Newman said, “We worked with Onur on his previous two films, and his Catfight screenplay had us hooked from the very beginning. We look forward to seeing this latest collaboration come to fruition.”