Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the LFF
Movie News

F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director in the frame
Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Joining Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper
Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
More Movie News

14 September 2015
First Look At Angry Birds
The CG animation makes its bow
More Movie News

Pixels (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Get Hard (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Empire Star Rating
About Last Night (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Josh Gad Married To New Wedding Comedy
Kevin Hart will be his fake Best Man

11 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Since breaking through as part of the original cast of The Book Of Mormon on Broadway, Josh Gad is usually found stealing scenes in films such as Love & Other Drugs and the upcoming The Internship. He’s switching to more of a leading role for a new, untitled comedy that will see him sharing the screen with another notorious scene-thief, Kevin Hart.

The film, co-written by The Break-Up’s Jeremy Garelick with regular partner Jay Lavender, was once called The Golden Tux.

Hart will play a Hitch-style charisma fountain who provides best man services for socially-challenged types who have somehow been able to convince a woman to marry them but don’t have any close male friends. Gad is set to be one of the awkward grooms-to-be who needs a right-hand. He then digs himself and Hart in deeper by lying about the nine groomsmen he has lined up for the wedding, and the charade gets worse from there. The way things are going, the band hired for the event will only know how to perform The Rains Of Castamere…

Garelick is planning to direct the movie for Screen Gems and Miramax, where it was originally set up.

Gad will next be seen in The Internship (out July 4), Thanks For Sharing and as Steve Wozniak in Jobs. Hart crops up in This Is The End (due 28 June), Grudge Match and Ride Along.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Look At Captain America's Suit For The Winter Soldier
The red, white and blue duds get a do-over
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Tomorrowland's Secrets Revealed
Brad Bird gives us an exclusive viewing guide

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)