Friday, 20 November 2015

Domhnall Gleeson set for new romantic comedy Crash Pad

Soon to be seen in villain mode for J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) Star Wars: The Force Awakens, news arrives via Variety that Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) will be sticking to his more usual good natured hopeless romantic for a new comedy, Crash Pad. 




Christina Applegate (Up All Might), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) are all joining him in the film, which Kevin Tent – an Academy Award® nominated editor who has worked with Alexander Payne (The Descendants) – has started shooting in Vancouver as his directorial debut.

Gleeson stars as a man who thinks he has struck the jackpot of true love with an older woman (Applegate). Until, that is, he learns that she is just using him to get romantic revenge on her neglectful husband (Church). Our hero threatens to blackmail his paramour by telling her hubby all about their affair, only for the man to decide he is going to get back at his wife by moving in with Gleeson and returning to his bachelor ways.

Jeremy Catalina (Night Of The Dog) wrote the script, and William Horberg (Milk) is producing the film alongside Lauren Bratman (Return To Sender) and Payne himself. "As an editor, Kevin Tent has helped craft some of the great performances of the last decades," Horberg tells Variety. "He is a natural storyteller, and I can't wait to see what he does with this wonderful cast and Jeremy's hilarious script. And of course he can always fix it in post!" There is no sign of a release date as yet.

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