Forget leading lady, Katie Holmes is ready to be an “Extra.”
Katie will star alongside Kevin Kline and John C. Reilly in the comedy, “The Extra Man,” according to Variety.
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Based on the novel by Jonathan Ames, the film follows a failed playwright (Kline) who works as an escort for rich widows in New York City and eventually develops a mentor-student relationship with a troubled up-and-coming playwright, played by Paul Dano.
No details were available on Katie’s role.
“This is a film for our times, these hilarious characters living on the edge of enormous wealth, scrapping for small pieces of the pie,” producer Anthony Bregman said. “I suspect a lot of people will be able to identify nowadays.”
Production on “The Extra Man” is slated to being in February in New York.
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This will mark Katie’s first film since 2008’s “Mad Money.” She recently wrapped her run in the Broadway show “All My Sons.”
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