Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck The 10 Best Films Of 2002 The 10 Best Films Of 2002 Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival The 10 Best Films Of 2001 The 10 Best Films Of 2001 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment Watch: Full 90-Minute Documentary 'Great Directors' With David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes And More Watch: Full 90-Minute Documentary 'Great Directors' With David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes And More "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice The 20 Most Anticipated Foreign Films Of 2015 The 20 Most Anticipated Foreign Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point

'Book Of Mormon' Star Josh Gad Joins Stuart Blumberg's Sex-Addict Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist September 19, 2011 at 2:24AM

After what looks like a long run of one film or television cameo after another, Josh Gad's celebrated run as the geeky missionary in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit religious-satire Broadway musical "Book Of Mormon" seems to have caught the eye of casting agents.
1


After what looks like a long run of one film or television cameo after another, Josh Gad's celebrated run as the geeky missionary in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit religious-satire Broadway musical "Book Of Mormon" seems to have caught the eye of casting agents.

Gad has now been cast in "The Kids Are All Right" writer Stuart Blumberg's directorial debut, a dramedy starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwenyth Paltrow and Joely Richardson which follows three people who become unlikely friends while undergoing a 12-step treatment for sex addiction. While many may presume Gad's role to be of a comedic nature, it sounds like anything but with the actor noted to play "Neil, an unrestrained sex addict with a strong appetite. He cheats his way through recovery programs until Ruffalo's character becomes his sponsor and helps straighten him out."

Having also been nominated for the Best Leading Actor in a Musical at this year's Tony Awards, it's a major gear change for Gad who will no doubt be hoping to translate his stage success on screen. This casting seems to be a major vote of confidence in his talent which will see the actor star opposite Ruffalo, who plays a protagonist that becomes romantically involved with Paltrow's businessman while Robbins plays the other lead who is married to Richardson's character.

Blumberg co-wrote the film with Matt Winston and shooting begins this month in New York City. [Variety]

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Thanks for Sharing, Josh Gad


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates