Imogene, a new comedy that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, has been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for U.S. film distribution, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the new film, Glee star and Broadway alum Darren Criss plays Lee, a Backstreet Boys impersonator. Imogene also stars Kristin Wiig, Annette Benning, Natasha Lyonne and Christopher Fitzgerald. No release date has been set at this time.
Imogene is the story of a semi-successful playwright (Wiig) who fakes a suicide attempt to get her ex-boyfriend’s attention. After her plan is foiled, she moves back to New Jersey with her drug addict mom (Benning). When she returns home, she falls for the younger boy band wannabe (Criss).
Criss made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but is best known as openly gay high school student Blaine on Glee. He is a founding member of StarKid Productions, and starred in A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel with the musical theater company. His additional film and TV credits include Little White Lie, Eastwick and Cold Case.