The Hangover Part II's Jamie Chung will star opposite Rob Lowe in the indie political drama Knife Fight, with Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader and Titus Welliver also in negotiations to join.

Rob Lowe stars as a political crisis manager who specializes in playing hardball on behalf of scandal-plagued clients. Jamie Chung will play his assistant, who already has a savvy sense of how to spin a negative story.

Julie Bowen plays an ambitious TV reporter who sleeps with Rob Lowe's character for scoops; Connie Britton plays an earthy liberal looking to run for public office; Titus Welliver plays a private investigator on Rob Lowe's payroll; Rebecca Mader plays a masseuse/prostitute bent on blackmail; and Jennifer Morrison plays one of her classmates.

Bill Guttentag is directing and co-writing the script with Chris Lehane.

Production is scheduled to start next month in San Francisco with a release date planned for October 2012, just in time for the next presidential election.