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Atshani Filming in Hollywood

Atshani Filming in HollywoodAtshani Filming in Hollywood

Actors Greg Grunberg and Taylor Cole have been added to the cast of Iran-Hollywood first co-production.

Titled ‘1st Born’, it is a comedy directed by Iranian filmmaker Ali Atshani who began shooting on Sept. 11 in Los Angeles.

According to, Grunberg and Cole have joined Val Kilmer, William Baldwin, Robert Knepper, Jay Abdo and Armin Amiri in the cast.

The film follows a young dual-nationality couple, Iranian born Ben and American Kate, who are experiencing complications in Kate’s first pregnancy. The development related to the coming of the child compels the whole extended family to put aside their differences and come together for the sake of the baby.

Cole plays Kate, the daughter of American politician Biden (Kilmer). Grunberg plays the role of Dr. Cooper, Kate’s doctor who is on hand to help with the pregnancy and delivery of her baby.

Sam Khoze, Tarek Zohdy and Medhi Alimirzayi have penned the screenplay. LA Independent Film and Entertainment is producing the joint work with Khoze and Edwin Avaness.

Cole has recently appeared as Sofya Voronova in the series ‘The Originals’ and Grunberg has performed in the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.


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