Writer-director-star Zach Braff may have had a bit of controversy for getting $2.6 million from Kickstarter and then scoring loads more cash from traditional sources, but he’s motoring forwards and putting the cast for Wish I Was Here Together.
He’s now announced that Kate Hudson will play the female lead in of the movie. He released the image above to accompany the announcement. He also revealed a bit about who she’ll play in a statement of Kickstarter:
‘The character of Sarah (my wife) needs to be pretty, funny, believable as a mother of two children ages 5 and 12 and an actress who’s skilled at both comedy and drama.
I fell in love with Kate Hudson when I first saw her in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. (She was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Penny Lane.)
‘Years later, we have become good friends. There’s an added benefit in already being close with the actor playing opposite you; a familiarity that’s real and isn’t forced. As we shoot in August, I loved the idea of jumping into this movie-marriage with someone with whom I’ve already shared lots of laughs.
Backers, I am honored and excited to introduce our leading lady: Kate Hudson.
Allow me to introduce our starting lineup thus far:
Zach Braff (me)
P.S. We are about to be 40,000 people strong. Can’t stop smiling. Love you all,
The film is about Braff’s Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor who can’t quite provide for his family. When his father (Mandy Patinkin) becomes ill, he reluctantly agrees to home-school his father’s young children, which forces him to learn a lot about himself in the process.