Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann and James Spader will star in Robert Rodriguez‘s upcoming family comedy adventure Shorts. The film, written by Rodriguez, is set to shoot in Austin, Texas, report today’s trades.
The story is set in a fictional suburb where all the houses look the same and everyone works for Black Box, the manufacturer of the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget.
When a young boy discovers a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it, it causes havoc amongst the kids before turning up several notches when adults get their hands on it.
The movie marks a big screen studio feature return for Cryer who has spent most of career in television after making a name for himself in movies like Pretty in Pink. He co-starred with Spader in Pink who has also made a name for himself on TV with his Emmy-winning turn in Boston Legal.