He’ll endure a lot of prosthetic FX work
Variety has now learned the film will star Abraham Benrubi. He was a regular on ER, he also appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has a regular stint on Robot Chicken.
I’m told Benrubi will be wearing at least four different fat suits for the role. In the film, he plays a 1200-pound man who is forced out of his bed to save his sister. He can only do so if he “sheds” his excess weight. Click on the aforementioned link for more details.
Arquette is directing the film from a script by Kenny Yakkel.