Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones To Lead Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones To Lead Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Harvey Weinstein Explains What Happened With 'Grace Of Monaco,' Says He Was Right About 'Snowpiercer' Harvey Weinstein Explains What Happened With 'Grace Of Monaco,' Says He Was Right About 'Snowpiercer' Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn 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' The 10 Best Films Of 2004 The 10 Best Films Of 2004 '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 2003 The 10 Best Films Of 2003 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' 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment "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 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

T.J. Miller Takes First Starring Role In The Comedy ‘Road To Nardo’

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 13, 2011 at 12:21PM

Could this be the making of a new Hollywood star? T.J. Miller, whose breakthrough role came in Matt Reeves’ 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield,” might finally be ready to tackle a lead role. The stand-up comic-turned-actor is currently in negotiations to star in the comedy, which will also be the feature directing debut of “The Hangover: Part II” co-writer Scot Armstrong.
2


Could this be the making of a new Hollywood star? T.J. Miller, whose breakthrough role came in Matt Reeves’ 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield,” might finally be ready to tackle a lead role. The stand-up comic-turned-actor is currently in negotiations to star in the comedy, which will also be the feature directing debut of “The Hangover: Part II” co-writer Scot Armstrong.

Columbia Pictures will be releasing the film written by Andrew Waller and Mike Gagerman. Armstrong will produce along with Neal Moritz and Ravi Nandan. Here’s the good news: Miller, who has done a decent job in films like “Extract” and “She’s Out of My League" -- and came to our attention thanks to his great performance in the short film "Successful Alcoholics" -- doesn’t seem to be going outside his comfort zone with his first starring role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller will play a “fast-talking and slobby guy in his 20s who lives to gamble, drink and hook-up. He jumps into action when he hears [his friend] Nardo is in a major bind and recruits his more upwardly mobile roommate for the rescue mission.” The part of the roommate has not yet been cast.

Also good news is first-time director Armstrong, whose has written comedies like “Road Trip” and “Old School.” Though his work overall has been good, he’s been involved in a fair share of junk (“School for Scoundrels,” “The Heartbreak Kid”) which might have taught him how NOT to make a movie. We’ll just have to wait and see if his multiple collaborations with director Todd Phillips have taught him anything.

Miller can be seen later this year in “Our Idiot Brother” with Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Further out, Miller will also lend his voice to “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” reprising his role as Tuffnut. --Matthew Newlin

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Road To Nardo, T.J. Miller


The Playlist

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


E-Mail Updates