The Extra Man



THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, and Katie Holmes.


THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis head s to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).


But, what really sparks Louis’ imagination is his new home life. He rents a room in the ramshackle apartment of Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline), a penniless, wildly eccentric failed playwright. When Henry’s not dancing alone to obscure music or singing operettas, he’s performing – with great panache -- the duties of an “extra man,” a social escort for the wealthy widows of Manhattan high society. The two men develop a volatile mentorship, which leads to a series of urban adventures -- encountering everything from a leaping lion to a wildly jealous hirsute neighbor to drunken nonagenarians to a shady Swiss hunchback.


Co-Written, Executive Produced and Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (“American Splendor”)


The screenplay is co-written by Jonathan Ames based on his novel.


Produced by Anthony Bregman and Stephanie Davis, Executive Produced by Jonathan Ames, Stefanie Azpiazu, Agn├Ęs Mentre and Vincent Maraval and Co-Produced by Rebecca Rivo. A 3 Arts Entertainment, Likely Story, Tax Credit Finance and Wild Bunch production


Magnolia Pictures will release THE EXTRA MAN on Friday, July 30.
The Running Time is 105 Minutes.

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