May 15, 2013 2:14 pm
Updated: May 15, 2013 2:17 pm

Jon Cryer making romantic comedy in Ottawa

Jon Cryer will star in the made-in-Ottawa film 'Hit By Lightning.'

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TORONTO — Jon Cryer is about to start work on an independent movie in Ottawa.

Cameras are set to roll starting Tuesday on Hit By Lightning, a romantic comedy in which Cryer plays a fast food manager who meets the woman of his dreams online, only to find out there’s a catch — she wants him to kill her husband.

Cryer, whose film credits include Pretty in Pink, plays hapless Alan Harper on the long-running comedy series Two and a Half Men.

Stephanie Szostak, currently seen in Iron Man 3, co-stars in the film along with Will Sasso, a native of B.C. who starred in The Three Stooges and on MADtv. Seth Green is also reportedly in the cast.

Ricky Blitt, a former writer-producer of Family Guy who penned the comedy feature The Ringer, is making his directorial debut.

The million-dollar film is being produced by Montreal singer Chantal Chamandy.

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