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Ready for some one-hit wonders and boy band throwbacks?
Opening Night, a new musical comedy set backstage at a Broadway show, should feature plenty of both.
The film stars Topher Grace as a failed Broadway singer who’s working as a production manager, wrangling an eccentric cast as he attempts to save opening night. Among the cast is former NSYNC member J.C. Chasez, who plays a version of himself.
Chasez, whose character is one of the actors in the play, is willing to poke some fun at his past boy band life, as seen in this new clip from the film, debuting exclusively at The Hollywood Reporter.
In the clip, Grace’s character, Nick, goes to J.C.’s dressing room backstage, where they have a chat about Chasez’s former bandmember Lance Bass.
“There was another singer in my band who couldn’t relax either. And he was just as good a singer as me and that other guy,” says Chasez.
“Once Lance had the courage to say, ‘Hey, world, I’m as gay as you thought I was,’ everything got better,” he adds.
Taye Diggs, Anne Heche and Paul Scheer also star in the film, which will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 3. Opening Night, which features musical numbers based on classic one-hit wonder songs, is helmed by music video director Isaac Rentz from a script by Gerry De Leon and Greg Lisi.
Grace also produced the project alongside Dark Factory’s Daniel Posada and Jason Tamasco, and AG’s Alex Garcia.
Watch the exclusive clip above.
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