Aaron Tveit to Play Kennedy Impersonator Opposite "Glee" Star in Upcoming Comedy Film
15 Jul 2014
Aaron Tveit, who was last seen on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, will star opposite "Glee" star Kevin McHale in the upcoming comedy film "They Might Be Kennedys," Tveit's representative confirmed to Playbill.com.
Neal McDonough will also star in the project, which is scheduled to begin filming in the fall at Hyannis Port in Cape Cod. McDonough is also the film's executive producer.
Tveit will play Johnny Manicotti/Kennedy John, a twentysomething slacker who pretends to be a Kennedy and parties on Cape Cod. John Burgess will direct from a script penned by writer and producer Ted Collins.
Tveit has also been seen on Broadway in Hairspray, Next to Normal and Wicked.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.