The film follows an ordinary guy who believes losing weight will help him live a more extraordinary life. He signs up for a wellness retreat with a group of fellow underachievers, only to face an unexpected test when things go awry.
Gad previously worked with Hernandez and Samit when they were staff writers on his NBC sitcom 1600 Penn. They have since worked on the Rebel Wilson series Super Fun Night for TBS.
Gad starred with Kevin Hart in last year’s The Wedding Ringer and recently signed on to star in the drama Marshall. He will next be featured as a voice in The Angry Birds Movie as well as starring as LeFou in the live-action take on Disney’s Beauty And The Beast.