Elliott Gould, Jemaine Clement to Star in Father-Son Comedy 'Humor Me' (Exclusive)

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Ingrid Michaelson, Bebe Neuwirth, Erich Bergen and Annie Potts also will star in Sam Hoffman's directorial debut.

Elliott Gould, Jemaine Clement, Ingrid Michaelson, Bebe Neuwirth, Erich Bergen and Annie Potts have been cast in Sam Hoffman’s indie comedy Humor Me.

Hoffman wrote the script and will direct the father-son comedy, which centers on a struggling playwright (Clement) who moves in with his joke-telling dad (Gould) in a New Jersey golf community. Hoffman, who executive produced Moonrise Kingdom and produces TV series Madam Secretary, is making his directorial debut with Humor Me.

Courtney Potts and Jamie Gordon of Fugitive Films are producing with Hoffman. Emily Blavatnik, Ruth Pomerance and Danielle Renfrew Behrens are executive producing. The film is shooting in New York.

Gould was most recently seen in a major arc on Ray Donovan and is a castmember in the CBS pilot Doubt. He is repped by APA and Susan Brooks.

Clement, known as half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. He co-directed and starred in the cult hit What We Do in the Shadows. He is repped by UTA.

Michaelson is a well-known singer-songwriter (“Girls Chase Boys,” “Be OK”) who will make her feature film debut with Humor Me. She is repped by Lynn Grossman of Secret Road Management

Neuwirth, currently starring on CBS' Madam Secretary, is repped by ICM Partners. Bergen also is on Madam Secretary and previously appeared in Jersey Boys. He's repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Anonymous Content.

Potts is reprising her role in the upcoming remake of Ghostbusters and will voice a character in Toy Story 4. She is repped by Innovative Artists and Untitled.  

Hoffman, who is repped by WME, also is developing an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel Omnivore’s Dilemma, in which Frances McDormand will star as well as produce and Oren Moverman will write and direct.