Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has been announced for The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons’ new movie.
As reported by Variety, filming has just wrapped on the feature Spoiler Alert and casting has been revealed.
Joining Parsons and the reality TV star are Search Party and 30 Rock‘s Jeffery Self, The Book of Mormon‘s Nikki M James, and Just Getting Married‘s Bill Irwin. Fleabag and Our Girl‘s Ben Aldridge and The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Sally Field. The film will be directed by Michael Showalter, who previously worked with Field on 2015’s Hello, My Name is Doris.
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Spoiler Alter is based on the best-selling memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words, written Michael Ausiello. It chronicles the 11-month time period between his partner Kit being told he had terminal cancer to his death. Flashbacks to the couple’s 14-year relationship, in all its ups and downs, are spread throughout.
Ausiello serves as executive producer, while Parsons, his husband Todd Spiewak and Alison Mo Massey produce under the That’s Wonderful Productions Banner. The company have previously worked on brilliant Netflix series Special, Miranda‘s America remake/spiritual successor Call Me Kat, and Big Bang spin-off Young Sheldon.
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Parsons famously spoke about being thankful that he didn’t become a household name until he was a lot older, claiming that he doubts he would have been able to handle fame were he younger.
“I was 33 [when Big Bang debuted]. I still consider that as a real blessing for me that my trajectory happened the way it did,” he said. I mean, I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. I was a late bloomer in some ways. Not that I was ever irresponsible… I wasn’t a tragic case, but I wouldn’t have known how to compute all this kind of stuff at all.”
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