Actor Ben Aldridge, finest identified for starring in reveals Pennyworth and Fleabag, has been roped in to play a pivotal half in Focus Options’ upcoming film adaptation of writer Michael Ausiello’s 2017 bestselling memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.
In line with Deadline, Spoiler Alert options actor Jim Parsons within the function of Ausiello, with Aldridge essaying the function of his companion Package Cowan.
The Huge Sick helmer Michael Showalter will direct the tragicomic love story.
The e-book focuses on the emotional maelstrom into which Ausiello’s relationship was plunged, within the 11 months that took Cowan from his analysis with terminal most cancers to his passing.
The memoir weaves within the roller-coaster journey that was the couple’s 14-year romance.
David Marshall Grant, Dan Savage and Ausiello have penned the script.
“The second I completed Michael Ausiello’s unimaginable e-book, I knew Focus wanted to make this movie. We fell head over heels in love with Michael and Package, and their basic New York romance, and we will’t wait to see what Jim and Ben breathe into the roles.
“With Showalter’s imaginative and prescient for the story’s coronary heart and humor, we hope not solely to do justice to Michael and Package’s story but additionally to encourage the viewers to like them as a lot as we do,” Kiska Higgs, Focus Options’ president of manufacturing and acquisitions, stated in an announcement.
Showalter is producing the movie with Jordana Mollick by way of their Semi-Formal Productions, together with Parsons, Todd Spiewak and Alison Mo Massey of That’s Great Productions banner.
The manufacturing is about to begin someplace round October-November in New York Metropolis.