Dan Levy joins the cast of rom-com Happiest Season

Entertainment One is handling Canadian and U.K. distribution for the film, which is the first project Levy has been attached to since production wrapped on Schitt's Creek.

dan-levy-boty-01Dan Levy is heading to the big screen later this year in his first role announced since wrapping production on the final season of Schitt’s Creek.

Levy has joined the cast of Happiest Season, a rom-com starring Kristen Stewart as a woman who plans a holiday proposal for her girlfriend, before discovering she hasn’t come out to her parents yet.

The film is produced by Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of L.A.-based prodco Temple Hill Entertainment. It is directed by Clea DuVall, and co-written by DuVall and Mary Holland.

Entertainment One holds the distribution rights in the U.K. and Canada, while Tristar Pictures will handle the worldwide release in the U.S. and other territories.

His Canadian co-stars include Mackenzie Davis, who co-leads with Stewart, and Victor Garber. The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza.

Happiest Season is in production in Pittsburg, PA and is scheduled for wide release on Nov. 20, 2020.

Levy, who was named Playback‘s Showrunner of the Year in 2019, signed an three-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce scripted projects. He recently gave the opening monologue at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with his father and Schitt’s Creek co-creator Eugene Levy, where the series was nominated for its ensemble work and for Catherine O’Hara’s role as Moira Rose. Schitt’s Creek was up for four Emmy nominations in 2019, including best comedy.

The final season of Schitt’s Creek is currently on air on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S.