Josh Gad will star opposite Rainn Wilson in The Rocker, a music-themed comedy Peter Cattaneo is directing for Fox Atomic, says The Hollywood Reporter. Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty are producing via their 21 Laps Entertainment.
The film tells the story of a failed, over-the-hill drummer (Wilson) who, 20 years after getting booted out of his now uber-famous former band, gets a second chance at fame with a new band.
Gad plays Wilson’s nephew and head of a high school rock band that Wilson ends up joining.
Ryan Jaffe wrote the original screenplay, while Wallace Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes are penning the most recent draft.
Principal photography is set to start June 18 in Toronto.