Paul Reiser to Star in 'Whiplash' Opposite Miles Teller (Exclusive)
Paul Reiser has signed on to star opposite Miles Teller in Whiplash.
Bold Films is financing the movie, which is being written and directed by Damien Chazelle.
The drama centers on a talented young drummer (Teller) who strives for perfection under the instruction of a ruthless band conductor (J.K. Simmons). Reiser will play the father of Teller's character.
Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions and Right of Way Films are producing Whiplash, which is a feature-length adaptation of Chazelle's 2013 Sundance Short Film Jury Award winner (Simmons also starred in the short).
Bold Films' Michel Litvak and David Lancaster are producing alongside Blumhouse's Jason Blum. Right of Way's Helen Estabrook also is a producer. Jason Reitman and Couper Samuelson are executive producing along with Bold's Gary Michael Walters. Nicholas Britell will serve as a co-producer.
Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales for the film.
Reiser recently wrapped production on Life After Beth, starring opposite John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. He most recently played a supporting role in HBO's Behind the Candelabra, in which he played the attorney for Matt Damon's character.
Reiser currently is touring the country doing stand-up.
He is repped by Gersh, New Wave Entertainment and attorney Jeff Finkelstein.