Kline, Dano, Holmes and Reilly Join Extra Man


Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly are set to star in The Extra Man, a comedy that will begin production in February in New York, reports Variety.

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) will direct.

The film is based on a novel by Jonathan Ames; Pulcini and Springer Berman wrote the script with the author. The duo last directed The Nanny Diaries.

Kline plays a failed playwright who works as an escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. He develops a mentor-student relationship with a troubled aspiring playwright (Dano).