Nick Kroll‘s debut as a leading man will hit the big screen next year.
Radius announced on Friday that it had acquired the rights to “Adult Beginners,” the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz (“Lost in Translation”), after it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to solid reviews.
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The film stars Kroll (Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show,” FXX’s “The League”) “as a young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and 3-year-old nephew in his suburban childhood home — only to become their nanny.”
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The flick also features supporting turns from Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, Jane Krakowski and Josh Charles.
Kroll originated the story, and the screenplay was written by Jeff Cox and Elizabeth Flahive. It was produced by Sam Slater and Paul Bernon of Burn Later Productions, Marcus Cox and Karrie Cox of Through Films, Nick Kroll of Good at Bizness, Inc, Jared Ian Goldman and executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions and David Bernon of Burn Later Productions.