Ben Stiller will star in the feature film comedy Brad’s Status as a man who is disappointed because he is not as successful as his former classmates. Even though Brad has a happy family and a good career, he feels like a failure compared to his old friends from school, and he’s forced to confront them and his feelings of inadequacy head on while taking his son on a tour of East Coast colleges.
The film is being written and directed by Mike White, known for penning such popular movies as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, School of Rock and The Good Girl.
The high profile project is being produced by Brad Pitt, via his Plan B Entertainment, along with SKE and David Bernad.
Variety quoted SKE President John Penotti and production president Carla Hacken, who said, “Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way. Ben Stiller has that rare ability to balance his amazing comedic skills with an emotional depth that brings us all closer to his characters.”
Brad’s Status is expected to begin filming this September.
Fresh off Zoolander 2, which premiered earlier this year, Stiller will soon be seen in the dramedy feature Don’t Think Twice, about an improv troupe, due to hit theaters July 22. Next year, he will co-star alongside Adam Sandler in the big screen comedy Yeh Din Ka Kissa, about an estranged family that reunited to celebrate their father’s artistic work.