Kate Hudson will star in Zach Braff's film 'Wish I Was Here,' according to reports(Read article summary)
Kate Hudson will reportedly star in Zach Braff's movie 'Wish I Was Here,' which he is partially funding via the website Kickstarter. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kate Hudson will play Zach Braff's wife.
Kate Hudson has reportedly joined the cast of Zach Braffâ€™s film â€śWish I Was Here,â€ť for which Braff is raising funds via Kickstarter.
Hudson will play Braffâ€™s wife in the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Braff will direct the film as he did with â€śGarden State,â€ť and has written the filmâ€™s script with his brother Adam Braff.
Braff was impressed with Hudsonâ€™s Oscar-nominated role in the 2000 film â€śAlmost Famous,â€ť according to The Wrap, and the two are now â€śgood friends,â€ť the actor said.
The movie will follow a man named Aidan Bloom, played by Braff, a father and husband and trying to find work as an actor and searching for meaning in his life. After other educational options fall through, he begins to homeschool his children.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will also star â€śHomelandâ€ť actor Mandy Patinkin, â€śBook of Mormonâ€ť actor Josh Gad, and Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," who also appeared in Braffâ€™s 2004 film â€śGarden State.â€ť
Braff raised more than $2 million via the website Kickstarter for the film in four days. He has also secured funding for the film from Worldview Entertainment. The filmâ€™s total on Kickstarter is currently at more than $2,700,000.
â€śGarden State,â€ť which was written and directed by Braff, centered on an aspiring actor (Braff) who returned to his hometown for his motherâ€™s funeral. The movie also starred Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, and Peter Sarsgaard.
Hudsonâ€™s breakout role is widely considered to be her part in â€śAlmost Famous.â€ť She has also starred in romantic comedies such as â€śHow to Lose A Guy in 10 Days,â€ť â€śRaising Helen,â€ť â€śFoolâ€™s Gold,â€ť and â€śBride Wars.â€ť She appeared in the film adaptation of the musical â€śNineâ€ť and has recently guest-starred on the Fox series â€śGleeâ€ť as a tough teacher named Cassandra July.
According to Braffâ€™s Kickstarter website, he hopes to release â€śWishâ€ť in September 2014.