JOSH GAD To Star In His Feature Concept “Heavy Duty” For Paramount



will star in and produced feature comedy HEAVY DUTY, based on his original idea. The script was penned by writing duo and .

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.

The project is set up at with producing. Disruption’s and will produce alongside Gad with executive producing.

Gad previously worked with Hernandez and Samit when they were staff 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.

Gad is repped by and Lighthouse Management & Media.
Hernandez and Samit are repped by and .


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