Matthew Modine and Michele Laroque have signed on to star in the indie romantic comedy, The Neighbor.
Eddie O'Flaherty is directing the film. The Hollywood Reporter notes Modine plays Jeff, a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown after his business heads into dire straits and his daughter (Gina Mantegna) tells him that his ex-wife (Meredith Scott Lynn) is marrying his former best friend (David Youse). When Christine (Laroque), a high-powered real estate developer, moves into the condo below Jeff with the misunderstanding that he'll be moving out for her renovation, a battle of wills ensues that threatens to turn romantic. Complicating matters are Christine's uptight fiance (Ed Quinn) and unpleasant boss (Richard Kind).
The Neighbor now shooting in Los Angeles; no release has been set.