Mary Stuart Masterson will make her feature directing debut with the production of the independent film, The Cake Eaters, an offbeat comic drama scripted by and starring Jayce Bartok, according to Production Weekly.

Set in small-town America over the course of two days, the contemporary tale centers on two families thrown together by the return of one family's prodigal son, forcing the members of both families to battle old ghosts and work through emotional issues as they search for love at any cost.

The film is scheduled to shoot in New York next month.