American actress Danica McKellar, perhaps most well known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the hit television series, The Wonder Years, is a mathematics writer and an education advocate. Her more recent Hollywood roles have been as the voice of Miss Martian in the animated series, Young Justice, her role in 2015 Netflix original series Project Mc2, and with an appearance in several Hallmark Channel Films, cites IMDB. Now, McKellar has been cast as a leading lady in the upcoming dark comedy, The Fiddling Horse, according to the Variety.
Her character will be that of a woman who inherits a racehorse, teams up with an ex-celebrity jockey who is currently a trainer, and attempts to elevate her not-so-hot status within the high society circle she so desires in a secret con to cash in on the winnings at the race track with said racehorse.
McKellar is a New York Times bestselling author for her books, Math Doesn’t Suck and Kiss My Math. Some other notable actions McKellar has taken on the side of math and education, as well as female society, is her testimony before a Congressional subcommittee, where she spoke on the importance of woman in the math and science community. Having become a regular guest on NPR’s Science Friday, McKellar is also producing her own show on the Nerdist, reports Variety.
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Andy Kindler, an American comedian from Queens, New York, will star alongside McKellar in filmmaker C.J. Wallis’, The Fiddling Horse, as reported in April by Variety. Kindler will play the former celebrity jockey-turned-horse trainer. Most recently, he has a recurring role on Fox’s animated series, Bob’s Burgers, and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. Kindler previously appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond and Wizards of Waverly Place.
Director C.J. Wallis has also directed the movie Perfect Bid, which some might recognize as having been named for best documentary at the 2017 Orlando Film Festival. That film centered on Ted Slauson’s ability to record and memorize prices from loved game show, The Price Is Right, which has been around since 1972. Ted Slauson used his talent to help a contestant place the perfect bid in 2008 during a Showcase Showdown.
The Fiddling Horse is written and directed by C.J. Wallis and is currently in the process of filming, according to IMDB. Other cast members listed for the feature so far are Ester Ku, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Johnny Territo, among several others.