Jeremy Sisto and J.K. Simmons Star in Sports Comedy 'Break Point'

Estranged brothers join forces to revive their tennis careers in the upcoming comedy 'Break Point.'

Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) will star in the big screen sports comedy Break Point. Sisto portrays Jimmy, a temperamental pro doubles tennis player who can't keep a partner due to his reckless and immature behavior. With the departure of his latest partner, desperate to revive his flailing career, Jimmy ventures outside the world of professional tennis to contact his childhood partner, who also happens to be his estranged brother Darren. The two join forces and, despite unfavorable odds, compete together in a grand slam tournament event.

Starring as Darren is David Walton, whose recent credits include Think Like a Man Too and the TV series About a Boy. Simmons plays a supporting role. The cast also features Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect), Joshua Rush (Star vs. The Forces of Evil), Mayank Bhatter (House Arrest) and Mo Collins (Parks and Recreation).

In addition to starring in the picture, Sisto co-wrote the screenplay with Gene Hong (Bones), Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski.

Directing the film is veteran TV series director, Jay Karas, best known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Workaholics.

Sisto has several other movies in the works, including the drama Love Is All You Need? and he can currently be seen on the horror series The Returned.

Fresh off his Oscar win, Simmons has at least 10 other film and TV projects in development, including the high-profile Ben Affleck thriller The Accountant, premiering Jan. 29, 2016.

Break Point is set to hit theaters Sept. 4 of this year.

 


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