In recent years, few working filmmakers have been as busy as Michael Showalter. The writer, director and actor, once best known for his involvement in the cult franchise “Wet Hot American Summer”, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in film and television. His work on high-profile projects such as “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Shrink Next Door” and Emmy-nominated “The Dropout” has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted operators in the world. the company. He is now tackling another story based on real events, seemingly becoming his professional specialty.
“spoiler alert» will be adapted from the memoir of Michael Ausiello, television industry journalist and commentator who has worked for TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. According to official sitethe feature film will be[follow] the last 11 months of photographer Kit Cowan’s life, from his terminal cancer diagnosis to his death, through the eyes of his lover Michael Ausiello and their relationship.
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Here is the official synopsis:
Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir, Spoiler Alert follows Ausiello as he unpacks the emotional maelstrom his relationship has been plunged into during the 11 months that took his partner, photographer Kit, from his cancer diagnosis. terminally ill when he died. Intertwined in the narrative are glimpses of the roller coaster ride that has been the couple’s 14-year romance.
The screenplay was co-written by veteran actor David Marshall Grant, eminent sex advice columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage. At the head of the call sheet will be “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parson like Ausiello, with “Pennyworth” co-starring Ben Aldridge like Cowan. Meanwhile, the Oscar winner Sally Field will play Cowan’s mother, Marilyn. Other cast members include Tony Award winners Bill Irwin (“Legion“) and Nikki M. James (“Breakup”), “weird eye” epicurean and television personality Antoni Porowski, Jeffery himself (“Research group“), and Tara Summers (“master of nothing”).
“Spoiler Alert” is slated for a limited theatrical release on December 2 before hitting the national shelves on December 16. Check out the trailer below.