Adam Brody Joins Romantic Comedy Baggage Claim
Since playing the part of Seth Cohen in Fox's drama series The O.C., Adam Brody has gone on to dabble in feature work, playing a number of roles, including Nikolai, the murderous lead singer in Jennifer's Body, and Deputy Hoss in Scream 4. He has a few projects in the works, among which are Lovelace and Fox Searchlight's romantic comedy Baggage Claim, in which he was recently cast.
Written, directed and produced by First Sunday's David E. Talbert, Baggage Claim is based on Talbert's novel and stars Paula Patton as a single flight attendant who's determined to find herself a man as her little sister's wedding approaches. Derek Luke is already on board to play Patton's close friend and possible love interest. And according to Variety, Brody has been cast to play the part of the other male lead, described as "a flamboyant flight attendant who works alongside Patton and Octavia Spencer." He cooks up a plan to help Patton's character get engaged before the holidays. It sounds like airports and traveling will factor into the story as Brody's character helps Patton cross paths with various traveling exes throughout the story.
The film is already in production and includes a number of familiar faces in addition to Patton, Brody and Luke. Also set to appear are Taye Diggs, Octavia Spencer, Djimon Hounsou, Lauren London and Jill Scott.
It sounds like a fun role for Brody, who appears to be working in comedy in addition to drama these days. He played a voice-role in the short-lived MTV animated comedy Good Vibes last year, and he had a part in this year's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. On the more serious side, we'll see him playing the role of Deep Throat star Harry Reems in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried.
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