Elliott Gould and Jemaine Clement are set to play father and son in the feature film HUMOR ME from writer-director Sam Hoffman. Ingrid Michaelson, Bebe Neuwirth, and Annie Potts have also been cast.
The film centers on a struggling playwright who moves in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey golf community.
Fugitive Films’ Courtney Potts and Jamie Gordon are producing with Hoffman while Emily Blavatnik, Ruth Pomerance, and Danielle Renfrew are executive producing. The film is currently shooting in New York.
Humor Me marks Hoffman’s directorial debut. He previously executive produced Moonrise Kingdom and currently produces the TV series Madam Secretary. He is also developing an adaptation of Omnivore’s Dilemma which Frances McDormand is attached to star and produce. Hoffman is repped by WME.
Gould was last seen in Showtime’s Ray Donovan and was most recently cast in the pilot Doubt for CBS. He is repped by APA and Susan Brooks.
Clement starred in last year’s cult hit comedy What We Do In The Shadows, which he also co-directed. He is best known as a member of Flight Of The Conchords with Brett McKenzie. He is repped by UTA.
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Emily J | Staff Writer
This movie is a lovely tale about a man who finds new meaning at a low point in his life when he’s forced to move in with his widowed father, who now lives in a retirement community. The casting is fantastic, it’s full of “dad” jokes which people will either love or hate, and it has a lot of heart.