|Emily Kinney joins 'Anhedonia'
Kinney got her start on stage, with roles in Spring Awakening and August: Osage County, before transitioning to guest roles on television and a star turn as Emily on Showtime’s The Big C.
Her breakout role would come as Beth Greene, Maggie Greene’s little sister, on The Walking Dead. Kinney became a fan favorite during a series of dramatic episodes in the series’ fourth season when Kinney’s Greene bonded with fellow survivor Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus.
Anhedonia co-stars Breckin Meyer and Giselle Eisenberg.
"To have the opportunity to work with such an amazing actress like Emily is beyond exciting,” says Swinderman. “It's also very exciting for the city and people of northeast Ohio to have three huge TV stars coming to town to work on such a wonderful project.”
Anhedonia tells the tale of Casey, who meets struggling single mom Jess and her eccentric daughter after receiving a substantial inheritance from a long-lost relative. Past struggles make him question whether money and love make life worth living.
“While the film deals with such dark subjects as suicide, mental illness, and gun violence,” says Swinderman, “there are funny and romantic moments that keep the story light enough to appeal to all audiences.”
Kinney steps in as Jess, replacing Abby Elliott, who regretfully had to depart for personal reasons.