Neil Patrick Harris has joined the cast of 8 bit christmas, a new New Line comedy film in the works on HBO Max. The cast also stars Winslow Fegley (Timmy Fail: Mistakes were made), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) and Steve Zahn (Modern Family, Diary of a weak child). Michael Dowse (Coffee and Kareem) Direct to.
8 bit christmas is an adaptation of the debut novel by author Kevin Jakubowski. Described as a “candid and humorous look at childhood misadventures,” the film is set in the Chicago suburbs during the 1980s, following a 10-year-old boy named Jake Doyle and his epic quest to find the best system. of videogames. Harris plays the adult Jake and acts as the film’s narrator, while Fegley will play young Jake with June Diane Raphael and Steven Zahn playing his parents.
Tim White, Trevor White and Allen Mandelbaum are producing under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner alongside Nick Nantell and Jonathan Sadowski. Author Kevin Jakubowski and Whitney Brown serve as executive producers.
Formerly a child star who was best known for his starring role in Doogie Howser, MD for many years, Neil Patrick Harris he had a professional resurgence as an adult. Playing an exaggerated version of himself in the Harold and Kumar movies and Barney Stinson’s iconic role in How i met your motherHarris has certainly shown his skills as a comedy actor. He also won a Tony Award for his work on the Broadway show. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Younger fans will also recognize Harris for his roles in The Smurfs movies and his most recent role as Count Olaf on the Netflix series A series of unfortunate events.
There are other big projects that Harris is currently tied to as well. He will have a role in The Matrix 4, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters this December. Harris will also play a character in The unbearable weight of massive talent, the satirical action thriller with Nicolas Cage playing himself. He is also associated to play Bill Aucoin in the upcoming Neil Bogart biopic written and directed by Neil’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart.
Released last year, Timmy Fail: Mistakes were made features child actor Winslow Fegley in one of his earliest leading character roles. He has also had roles on the television series. The good doctor Y Quick layne. Coincidentally, it will also play a role in Spinning gold, the upcoming Neil Bogart biopic that also features Harris, but they won’t be playing the same character that time.
Meanwhile, Raphael might be best known for Grace and Frankie, although he has also had roles in movies. Year one Y Unfinished business. She is perhaps best known as the co-host of How was this done?, a podcast that discusses terrible movies with her real-life husband, Paul Scheer, and his friend Jason Mantzoukas. Zahn has appeared in a variety of films such as Reality hurts, Dallas Buyers Club, Diary of a weak child, Y War for the Planet of the Apes. He has also had recurring roles in Modern Family and the HBO series Treme.
No release date has yet been set for 8 bit christmas and it is unclear when filming will begin. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.
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