More cast join 'Gigantic'


NEW YORK -- John Goodman, Ed Asner and Jane Alexander are joining Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel in the indie romantic comedy "Gigantic."

Dano will play Brian, a depressed mattress salesman whose quest to adopt a Chinese baby is sidetracked when he falls for Happy (Deschanel).

Asner will play Brian's pot-smoking, gangsta rap-loving father, and Alexander is set as his long-suffering mother. Goodman will play Happy's brilliant, domineering dad.

Mindy Goldberg of Epoch Films and Christine Vachon of Killer Films are producing the project, which begins shooting today in New York. Dano is executive producing.

Director Matt Aselton co-wrote the script with Adam Nagata. Harrison Kordestani and Marina Martins of Lexicon/Machine Made are financing and Cinetic Media is repping domestic sales.

Goodman is repped by Gersh. Asner is repped by Michael Greene and manager Perry Zimel. Alexander is repped by WMA.