Maurice Kanbar has signed on to produce the indie black comedy The Scene, with its star and producer, Daphne Zuniga, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gossip screenwriter Theresa Rebeck adapted the script from her play, a vicious satire of the Manhattan party circuit and entertainment industry. Zuniga will play a cynical TV talk show producer who encounters a chameleon-like social climber (Heather Gordon). Stephen Barker Turner and David Wilson Barnes round out the cast.

Director Amy Glazer is producing the low-budget feature with Lynn Webb, Ned Kopp and Zuniga, shooting on sets built in Kanbar's San Francisco home.

No production date has been set.