Jon Stewart’s Political Comedy Irresistible Adds Chris Cooper to Cast
Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity) has been tapped to join the cast of director Jon Stewart’s upcoming political comedy Irresistible. Cooper will be joining previously announced cast members Golden Globe winner Steve Carell (The Office, Evan Almighty) as the film’s lead and Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Bridesmaids).
“In the age of fake news, Jon Stewart continues to be the real deal. He’s been making us laugh at the bipartisan commitment to bending the truth for years,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said. “And we couldn’t be more excited to partner with him and Plan B as Jon brings his signature wit to the big screen with the incredibly versatile talents of Steve, Rose, and Chris.”
Irresistible will also be written and produced by Stewart. The film is reportedly set in a heated political campaign trail but further details about the film’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. Production is scheduled to begin this spring.
Focus Features in partnership with Plan B (Vice, Moonlight) are producing the film with Focus’ President of Production Josh McLaughlin to oversee. Focus and Universal Pictures will be handling the worldwide distribution rights of the film.
Cooper is best known for his critically-acclaimed role in 2002 comedy drama Adaptation which had earned him an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. His notable film credits include: American Beauty, Seabiscuit, The Kingdom, The Town, Breach, Capote, and Jarhead. He will next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s highly-anticipated Little Women remake starring alongside Saoirse Ronan (Ammonite), Timothee Chalamet (Dune), Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Meryl Streep (The Laundromat).
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