Josh Gad Starring In Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall

Josh Gad

by James White |
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Josh Gad is someone who has been keeping busy during the current crisis, using his time at home organising reunions of classic movie casts and lending his Olaf voice to a series of Frozen spin-off mini-toons. But he's also landing new film work for when productions can kick off again, as Roland Emmerich has him signed up to star in Moonfall.

As you might expect from Emmerich, this isn't some little romantic comedy; he's firmly back in disaster movie territory for the story of Earth's satellite world falling out of orbit and dooming humanity, as a ragtag group tries to save us all from rocky doom.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gad will play KC Houseman, described as odd and unkempt in a way that suggests a high level of intelligence and an equally high level of disorganization. He is a genius who correctly predicts that the moon has fallen out of its orbit, thus making the space-obsessed, profoundly unfiltered and eccentric man one of the most important people on Earth.

Emmerich wrote the script alongside regular collaborator Harald Kloser and also Spencer Cohen. While Universal was once attached to produce the film, it's now sitting at Lionsgate.

As for Gad, he'll next be seen in Artemis Fowl, which is headed straight to Disney+, debuting on 12 June.

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