January 20, 2009

The Duo Behind "American Splendor" Have a New Project

No, it's not The Nanny Diaries 2, but an interesting sounding comedy, as Variety details here:
Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly are set to star in "The Extra Man," a comedy that will begin production in February in New York.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor") will direct.
The film is based on a novel by Jonathan Ames; Pulcini and Springer Berman wrote the script with the author. The duo last directed "The Nanny Diaries."
Kline plays a failed playwright who works as an escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. He develops a mentor-student relationship with a troubled aspiring playwright (Dano).
Likely Story's Anthony Bregman and Stephanie Davis of 3 Arts will produce. Stefanie Azpiazu, Ames, Pulcini and Springer Berman will be executive producers and Rebecca Rivo will be co-producer.
"This is a film for our times, these hilarious characters living on the edge of enormous wealth, scrapping for small pieces of the pie," Bregman said. "I suspect a lot of people will be able to identify nowadays."
CAA and Anonymous Content brokered the production financing deal for Likely Story ("Synedoche, New York") and 3 Arts, and will rep the film's North American distribution rights.
-I like the cast more than anything else...we'll see how it turns out


  1. cool cast indeed...Dano especially

  2. the cast is mainly where my interest comes from