Katie Holmes joins The Extra Man

Alongside John C Reilly and Kevin Kline

Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline, There Will Be Blood’s Paul Dano and John C Reilly have all signed on to star in comedy The Extra Man.

It’s the latest film from American Splendor directing duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, which gives us hope for quality.

As for the story, Variety reports that it’ll find failed playwright Kline working as an escort for rich widows in New York striking up a friendship with  - and becoming a mentor to – Dano’s troubled wannabe writer.

“A film for our times”


"This is a film for our times, these hilarious characters living on the edge of enormous wealth, scrapping for small pieces of the pie," says producer Anthony Bregman. "I suspect a lot of people will be able to identify nowadays."

Yes, we all know the old story of the failed playwright forced to pleasure wealthy older ladies who ends up taking a student under his wi… hang on, no, we don’t. We were thinking of boy meets girl. Carry on.

[Source: Variety]

Does the fact that the directors also made The Nanny Diaries make you worry?