Parnell and Dratch Join Harold


“Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” veterans Chris Parnell and Rachel Dratch have been cast opposite Nikki Blonsky, Ally Sheedy and Cuba Gooding Jr. in T. Sean Shannon’s teen comedy Harold.

Parnell (Hot Rod) plays the high school gym coach who mercilessly torments the title character (Spencer Breslin), a prematurely balding teenager. Dratch (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry) plays the teacher who forces him to remove his hat, exposing his shameful secret to the world.

Blonsky (Hairspray) plays Harold’s fellow school outcast, Sheedy plays his mother, and Gooding (a producer on the film) plays the school janitor who befriends him.