Paul Dano Signs On For ‘Gigantic’

28 02 2008

Paul Dano is set to star alongside Zooey Deschanel in a new indie film entitiled Gigantic. This news comes from the Hollywood Reporter:

“Paul Dano, coming off his featured role in “There Will Be Blood,” will star in and executive produce “Gigantic,” an offbeat romantic comedy being helmed by first-time director Matt Aselton. Zooey Deschanel will also star in the indie feature.

Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Charles Pugliese are producing, as is Mindy Goldberg of Epoch Films.

Written by Aselton and Adam Nagata, the script revolves around a mattress salesman and a young woman he meets at his store.”

There isn’t much in the way of details on this one yet, but I am still pretty interested. Paul Dano made a name for himself in Little Miss Sunshine which he followed up with There Will Be Blood, playing Paul and Eli Sunday. I am also a big fan of Deschanel, I’ve loved her in most everything I’seen her in. From Mumford to Winter Passing and even in Elf she’s proven herself as an excellent actress.

Production for Gigantic is tentatively set for early March in New York.

After Gigantic, Dano will move onto another indie feature by the name of The Good Heart, reuniting him with Brian Cox. The two starred together in L.I.E. directed by Michael Cuesta. The Good Heart is set to start in late April. Deschanel will be seen next in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening alongside Mark Wahlberg.



One response

28 02 2008

Dano should have been nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar (not that he out preforms Javier Bardem though).

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