"C.O.G.," New Film Based on David Sedaris Short Story, Debuts at Sundance Starring Jonathan Groff

By Andrew Gans
January 21, 2013

"C.O.G.," Kyle Patrick Alvarez's new film based on a story by David Sedaris, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 20.



Featuring a screenplay by director Alvarez, the film stars Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson and Troian Bellisario.

"David has it all figured out," according to production notes. "His plan—more a Steinbeckian dream—is to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon with his best friend, Jennifer. When she bails out on him, David is left to dirty his hands alone, watched over by Hobbs, the old farm owner and the first in a series of questionable mentors he encounters. First there’s Curly, the friendly forklift operator with a unique hobby, and then Jon, the born-again rock hound who helps David in a time of need."

The motion picture marks the first film adaptation of a Sedaris work.

The film is produced by Cookie Carosella, Stephen Nemeth and Kyle Patrick Alvarez and co-produced by Lauren Bratman.

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