Cumming does the double

He's directing and starring in Suffering Man's Charity

Alan Cumming has picked a film to follow-up his first directorial effort, The Anniversary Party. He’ll star in and helm Suffering Man’s Charity, a tale of deception, revenge and undead authors.

David Boreanaz - no stranger to being undead after starring as a vampire in Angel - plays a struggling writer who is accidentally killed by Cumming one evening. Cumming finds his novel and ends up taking credit for it. When it becomes a success, the writer comes back to haunt him. Anne Heche and Carrie Fisher are also starring, playing the book’s publisher and a reporter respectively.

"To call it a dark comedy is an understatement," Cumming told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm playing this hysterical person, I'm weeping and screaming and fighting and crying, and then I'm going 'Cut! How was that? Do we need to go again?'”

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