After his successful (if slightly controversial) Kickstarter campaign, writer-director-star Zach Braff has cast Mandy Patinkin in his indie drama Wish I Was Here. Braff revealed the news himself via Twitter, saying ‘One of my favorite actors of all time joins the cast of “Wish I Was Here”: Mandy Patinkin will play my father’, You can take a look at a pic of them together below.
The film is about 35-year-old Aidan (Zach Braff), an actor who is struggling to provide for his family. When his ailing father (Mandy Patinkin) can no longer afford to pay for his young children’s private school, Aidan reluctantly agrees to home school them, learning a lot about himself in the process.
Zach Braff is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Adam J. Braff. The project has met its $2 million Kickstarter goal – indeed it’s now up to $2.6 million in donations, with several days left to donate.