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Anna Kendrick Joins Wish I Was Here
She's set for Zach Braff's new indie

16 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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With the funds in place from Kickstarter, his own pocket and now financing to hold him over until he sells the distribution rights, Zach Braff continues to gather the cast for his indie pic Wish I Was Here. Mandy Patinkin signed on earlier this week and Anna Kendrick is the latest recruit.

Braff co-wrote the script with his brother Adam and is calling the shots. He's also starring as Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his purpose in life.

He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasising about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he'd always dreamed he'd be as a little kid. 

When his ailing dad (Patinkin) can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them.

Josh Gad is aboard to play Aidan’s brother, and he’ll become smitten by a young woman (Kendrick) who enjoys cosplay.

The rest of the cast isn’t official yet, but Braff has indicated that Garden State’s Jim Parsons and Scrubs co-star/real-life best pal Donald Faison will appear in some capacity. Well, Faison will be there as long as nothing happens to him. Because, as we all know, Hooch is crazy… 


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