Patrick Wilson Lands Role in "Barry Munday" Film

News   Patrick Wilson Lands Role in "Barry Munday" Film Two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, has landed a lead role in the new film "Barry Munday."
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson

Variety reports that filming will begin in Los Angeles in April for the independent film, which will be directed by Chris D'Arienzo. The romantic comedy — about a "ladies' man who learns he's named in a paternity suit" — is based on Frank Turner Hollon's novel "Life Is a Strange Place." Eric Kopeloff is the producer of the film; executive producers are Marcos Siega and Carl Levin.

The film is being financed by Corner Store Entertainment (Matt Weaver, producer and Scott Prisand, executive producer).

Wilson, the trade paper says, just finished filming "Watchmen" and will also be seen in "Lakeview Terrace" and "Passengers."

Patrick Wilson scored raves and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in HBO's "Angels in America." He received Tony nominations for his work in Oklahoma! and The Full Monty and made his Broadway debut in The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm; he was also seen on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park. Wilson's screen credits include Raoul in the film of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera as well as "Purple Violets," "Running with Scissors," "Little Children," "Hard Candy" and "The Alamo."