Ray Romano to star with Laurie Metcalf in his directorial

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Los Angeles, Feb 10 (PTI) Actor-comedian Ray Romano is set to direct and star in an untitled dramedy movie.

According to Deadline, the 63-year-old actor will star opposite Laurie Metcalf, best known for featuring in 'Roseanne' and its spin-off 'The Conners'.

Romano, who most recently starred in Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman', co-wrote the script with Scrubs writer and producer Mark Stegemann. The story follows Leo (Romano) and Angela (Metcalf) Russo who live a simple, blue-collar life in Queens, surrounded by the big personalities of their overbearing Italian-American family.

When their lanky soft-spoken son ‘Sticks’ finds success on his high school basketball team and a chance at a life beyond what tradition expects, Leo tears the family apart trying to make it happen, read the official plotline.

Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa of Bonafide Productions are producing the movie, which will start filming in April in New York City. PTI RB RB RB