Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) will star in and executive produce Gigantic, an offbeat romantic comedy being helmed by first-time director Matt Aselton. The Hollywood Reporter says Zooey Deschanel will also star in the indie feature.
Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Charles Pugliese are producing, as is Mindy Goldberg of Epoch Films.
Written by Aselton and Adam Nagata, the script revolves around a mattress salesman and a young woman he meets at his store.
Production is tentatively set for early March in New York.
After Gigantic, Dano will segue to the indie feature The Good Heart, which reunites him with Brian Cox; the two starred in Michael Cuesta’s L.I.E. Shooting on “Heart” is scheduled for New York and Iceland at the end of April. “Heart” revolves around an abrasive barman (Cox) and a young homeless man (Dano) who becomes his protege.