Clark Gregg Signs On For Jason Reitman's Labor Day
Jesus, even if the news we are getting isn't directly related to The Avengers, it seems to have a tie to it in someway. So now we have some news about Clark Gregg. The actor/director, who previously starred in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor, was part of the massive ensemble that took the box office last weekend. Now Gregg, whose character, Agent Coulson, has quickly become a fan favorite, has found more work outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The character actor, according to THR, has signed on for a part in director Jason Reitman's Labor Day. He joins a stellar cast that already includes Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, James Van Der Beek and Gattlin Griffith. The story, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, is about a young boy (Griffith) with divorced parents who one Labor Day weekend decides to take a ride with a stranger (Brolin). It turns out, however, that the stranger is actually an escaped convict, but he ends up teaching the boy lessons about life. The trade doesn't have any information about what character Gregg will play. Reitman also wrote the screenplay.
As much as I like Clark Gregg as an actor (and I really do), I would love to see him take on another directing gig at some point. His directorial debut, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke, is an absolutely fantastic film and one of the underrated/underseen gems from 2008. Hopefully he'll get inspired again soon and find more material for him to produce himself.
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