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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Hudson set to join Braff drama

Published 21/05/2013 | 13:52

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Kate Hudson has been linked to Wish I Was Here

Kate Hudson is in talks to play Zach Braff's wife in his new film Wish I Was Here.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist actress is said to be in discussions to join the drama, which has been written by the former Scrubs star and his brother Adam, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Zach will star as a struggling actor, father and husband in his 30s who reconnects with his family as he searches for a purpose in life in the film, which has been partially funded through crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Homeland's Mandy Patinkin, The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Josh Gad also have roles in the movie, with Anna Kendrick in talks to join.

Zach - who also starred in and directed Garden State - raised more than 2 million US dollars in just four days after deciding to launch his own campaign on the crowd-funding site. He's also landed some extra help from film financing outfit Worldview Entertainment.

In his appeal for funding, Zach said: "I was about to sign a typical financing deal in order to get the money to make Wish I Was Here, my follow up to Garden State.

"It would have involved making a lot of sacrifices (that) I think would have ultimately hurt the film. I want you to be my financiers and my audience so I can make a movie for you with no compromises. I know it's risky, and I don't know if it's going to work..."

Zach hopes to start shooting Wish I Was Here in August for a potential premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January next year.

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