“House, M.D.” star Hugh Laurie teams up with Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl,” “The Roommate”), Alia Shawkat (“Whip It,” “The Runaways”), Allison Janney (“Hairspray,” “The Help”), Adam Brody (“The O.C.,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), Catherine Keener (“Capote,” “Being John Malcovich”), and Oliver Platt (“The West Wing,” “Frost/Nixon”) in the family drama/romantic comedy “The Oranges.” The film, set for release on October 5th, centers around two families, the Wallings and the Ostroffs, who live on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. The two families are very close and have a seemingly unshakable relationship until Nina Ostroff returns to Orange Drive for Thanksgiving. She begins an affair with David Walling (Laurie), and once the two are discovered, family secrets are revealed, and the two families begin to examine their definitions of happiness and the value of the friendship that they share.
Directed by Julian Farino (“Entourage,” “Big Love”) and written by Ian Helfer (“Wainy Days”) and Jay Reiss (“Cavemen”), “The Oranges” is an emotional roller coaster filled with comedy, family drama, and some good, old fashioned, heartwarming friendship. Although these two families are faced with what seems to be disaster, they discover that maybe this particular disaster was all that they really needed.