SOURCE: Chianti Pictures

May 04, 2007 00:34 ET

Joaquim de Almeida & Leisha Hailey Lead the Way Through a Very Intense Evening in "La Cucina"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 -- Shelly (Leisha Hailey) is a pregnant newly-wed looking for advice from the lesbian who lives upstairs (Rachel Hunter), and finds the answers to all of her own woes in cooking.

Lily (Christina Hendricks) is a thirty year old woman dazzled by Michael (Joaquim de Almeida), a man twenty years her senior, but arguably one of the sexiest men alive, and a good cook to boot.

Theirs are two of the stories, in two of the kitchens that take us through one hot, intense and very revealing night in "La Cucina" with Joaquim de Almeida and Leisha Hailey leading the way.

Lily and Joaquim's character, Michael, dance around what they want in life as they dance around the kitchen, preparing their dinner in a seductive and emotional game, that barely allows them to eat at all.

Leisha's character, Shelly, is thirty one years old, pregnant with her first child and always thought that being married and pregnant was the answer to true happiness. Now she knows different, and now she doesn't know what to do, so she's come to Jude for all the answers and ended up with a plate of ricotta sformato and more questions then she ever thought she had.

"La Cucina" wrapped principal photography in April. It was produced independently by Starlotte Smith, Jackie Olson, Zachary Kahn, Allison Wilke and Crystal Santos, written by A.W. Gryphon, and was directed by the husband and wife team of Allison Hebble & Zed Starkovich.

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