Stephen M. Silverman
April 13, 1998 12:00 AM

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning “The Practice” star Camryn Manheim, 40, has reached a seven-figure deal to produce and star in a self-referential feature film about her own experiences as a bit player on movie sets, reports Variety. The project, to be called “The Extra,” reportedly focuses on a delusional extra who ruins the life of a movie star, although it’s not particularly clear which movie star Manheim could be referring to. Her movie credits so far include small roles in “The Road to Wellville” with Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Broderick, and “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” with Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, “Jeffrey” with Steven Weber and “The Bonfire of the Vanities” with Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis. “I feel like I won the lottery to be producing my first feature film with Bill Mechanic,” Manheim, referring to the head of the production company that’s behind her movie, told Variety. For his part, Mechanic calls “The Extra,” “an entertaining yet daring idea.”

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