ComingSoon.net has an exclusive featurette on The Extra Man which features scenes from the film and commentary by Paul Dano and writer/directors Robert Pulchini and Shari Springer-Berman. Kevin Kline, Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly and Celia Weston star in the comedy, available today on demand, DirectTV, Dish Network, PlayStation, Xbox Live, Amazon and Vudu and hits theaters on July 30th.
The Extra Man follows Louis Ives (Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a nine-to-five job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Holmes). But it’s Louis’ new home life that really sparks his imagination. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric but brilliant playwright. When Henry’s not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he’s performing – with great panache – the duties of an “extra man”, a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. These two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a volatile mentor/apprentice relationship. Through a series of urban adventures where they encounter everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor, from drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback, Louis and Henry form a memorable bond that bridges their differences.