Saturday 19 January 2019

Singing star Groban lands film role

Josh Groban will send himself up in movie Coffee Town
Josh Groban will send himself up in movie Coffee Town

Josh Groban is set to play a barista with dreams of becoming a star in the new comedy Coffee Town.

The US singer, who showed off his acting skills with cameos in Glee and The Office, will join up-and-coming stars Glenn Howerton, Steve Little and Ben Schwartz in the low-budget film, from the makers of website CollegeHumor, the 24 Frames blog reports.

The film will focus on Will, a website manager (played by Glenn), and his friends (Steve and Ben) who regularly call over to see him.

Musician Josh will send up his own image, playing a waiter who wants to be a singer but is hindered by a lack of talent.

The makers are said to have bought a script from former Arrested Development writer-producer Brad Copeland and hired him to direct it. Shooting is expected to begin in February in Los Angeles.

CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen said the goal with Coffee Town was to take advantage of the firm's in-house talent.

He told the blog: "We think we can leverage what we've done into longer things, including features and TV shows."

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