The first trailer for stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me has gone online. Birbiglia both directed and starred in the piece which tells the tale of a struggling comedian who faces a career slump and a failing relationship, amidst increasingly dangerous bouts of sleepwalking. Fans of Birbiglia will recognize some of his signature jokes from his stand-up act by the same name. It’s at once a humorous and touching tale that features the comedians signature Birbiglian style. Sleepwalk with Me, also starring Lauren Ambrose, Kristen Schaal, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane , Cristin Milioti, Aya Cash, Lucy DeVito and David Wain, opens August 24th. Hit the jump to view the trailer.
Fans of stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia (Cedar Rapids) and This American Life host Ira Glass will want to check out Sleepwalk with Me when it debuts later this summer. The film, co-written and co-directed by Birbiglia, follows a struggling stand-up comic who is trying to balance a failing career, a rocky relationship and uncontrollable bouts of sleepwalking. Glass co-wrote and produced the film, based on Birbiglia’s sucessful one-man show. Sleepwalk with Me also stars Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn and Cristin Milioti. Look for it in theaters August 24th. Hit the jump to check out the synopsis and new poster for Sleepwalk with Me.
Here’s your latest fix for relevant casting news. Check them out at a glance below:
- Cam Gigandet (Easy A) has joined Emily Browning in director Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush.
- James Corden (The History Boys) has boarded not one, but two projects: Can a Song Save Your Life? and One Chance.
- Cristin Milioti (Year of the Carnivore) is in talks to join the Martin Scorsese picture, The Wolf of Wall Street.
- David Lyons (The Cape) is the latest addition to Relativity’s romantic thriller, Safe Haven.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Two Canadian indies. Two “Kids in the Hall” alums. Two vastly different genres. Stateside, we all know about the crazy worlds of David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and the maple leaf filmmakers who make inventive footprints in the world of film. But behind them is a world of indie filmmakers who do a whole lot with very little. We’ve already covered Reginald Harkema’s “Leslie, My Name is Evil,” and now we give you Rob Stefaniuk’s “Suck” and Sook-Yin Lee’s “Year of the Carnivore.” Click through to get a taste of rock ‘n’ roll vampires and sexual, coming-of-age laughs.