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Donna Svennevik/ABC

“Saturday Night Live’s” Rachel Dratch may be known for her comedic skills, but the actress is taking a turn toward the dark side alongside Trevor St. John (Victor Lord/Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) and Wendy Moniz (Kathleen Finn, “OLTL;” Dinah Marler, “Guiding Light”) in the drama “The Grief of Others.”

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JC Olivera/JPI Studios

According to Variety.com, the film begins shooting this April in Nyack, New York. Based on the novel of the same name by Leah Hager Cohen, the dark drama will follow a couple (St. John and Moniz) whose baby dies 57 hours after his birth. Overcome with grief, the parents struggle to return to normalcy and regular life for the sake of their other children.

Patrick Wang is set to direct the film, which also stars Oona Laurence, Jeremy Shinder, Sonya Harum and Mike Faist.

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