Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, Crossroads) and Diane Guerrero (Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black) star in the upcoming musical mockumentary Happy Yummy Chicken written by Brandon Monokian. Directed by Anna Loyd Bradshaw, Manning and Guerrero are joined by Suzzanne Douglas (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lifetime’s Whitney) and fellow Orange is the New Black cast member Emma Myles. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Happy Yummy Chicken writer Monokian, Erik Ransom (GRINDR the Opera), Elaine Bromka (Uncle Buck, Days of Our Lives), Ashley Biel (Concussion), Julie Fain Lawrence (Concussion), Jessica Romano (Jerseylicious, Glam Fairy), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Michael Liscio Jr. (Pokémon, Avenue Q), Noam Ash (My Gay Roommate), Alexandra Giorgio (My Big Gay Italian Funeral) and Sharrod Williams (Broadway's Tuck Everlasting, Cats).
Happy Yummy Chicken follows two men (played by Monokian and Ransom) as they create a musical inspired by a news story of a woman (Biel) sitting in a fried chicken restaurant for two months after a breakup. A satire of true events, the film takes a simultaneously outrageous and poignant view of the insane things we do for love and musical theatre.
The film features live music composed by Joey Contreras, Erik Ransom, Andy Peterson and Michael Liscio Jr. with additional songs by Suzzanne Douglas, Allison Strong, Lydia René, Michael Aquino and more.
Director: Anna Loyd Bradshaw
Writer: Brandon Monokian
Editor: Aden Hakimi
Producers: Taryn Manning, Aden Hakimi, Julie Fain Lawrence
Executive Producers: Katie Frazer, Brandon Monokian
Starring: Taryn Manning, Diane Guerrero, Suzzanne Douglas, Emma Myles, Brandon Monokian, Erik Ransom, Ashley Biel, Elaine Bromka, Julie Fain Lawrence, Jessica Romano, Megan Greener, Marissa Rosen, Michael Liscio Jr., Noam Ash, Alexandra Giorgio, Sharrod Williams
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