Extra Man Lines Up Cast

Kline, Dano, Holmes and Reilly Join Extra Man

Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly are set to star in the upcoming comedy pic “The Extra Man”.

Based on a novel by Jonathan Ames, Kline plays a failed playwright who works as an escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. He develops a mentor-student relationship with a troubled aspiring playwright (Dano).

Robert Pulcini and Springer Berman wrote the script with the author, with the duo , who previous helmed “American Splendor”, attached to direct.

“This is a film for our times, these hilarious characters living on the edge of enormous wealth, scrapping for small pieces of the pie,” Bregman told Variety. “I suspect a lot of people will be able to identify nowadays.”