Kumail Nanjiani cast in dark comedy ‘A Guy Walks Into a Bar’
Nanjiani will also executive produce the project.
Kumail Nanjiani (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for eOne)
Kumail Nanjiani has been cast to star in A Guy Walks Into a Bar, a dark comedy set to be directed Gary Fleder, who will be directing his first feature since 2013’s Homefront.
Joining Nanjiani on the cast is Sam Rockwell.
Written by Scott Rosenberg, the project has obtained an Interim Agreement from SAG-AFTRA and will commence filming by the end of the year. It will be shot in New Jersey.
A publication reports that Nanjiani will play a mild-mannered new father who has a fateful encounter with a mysterious stranger (Rockwell). The two become friends, but Nanjiani soon comes to suspect that Rockwell is harbouring a deadly secret.
Fleder, Rosenberg, and Rockwell will produce A Guy Walks Into a Bar with Mark Fasano of Nickel City Pictures, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude International, and Jina Panebianco of Caliwood Pictures.
Nanjiani will executive produce with Erica Steinberg and Nickel City’s Matthew Goldberg, Caliwood’s R. Wesley Sierk, III, John D. Straley, and Joseph Panebianco.
Nanjiani, who shot to fame with HBO’s Silicon Valley and then went on to star in The Big Sick, has been one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood since The Big Sick, with recent roles in Welcome to Chippendales and upcoming parts in the next installments in the Insidious and Ghostbusters franchises.
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