The upcoming sci-fi/horror comedy The Kitchen Sink pulled off a big win today by adding three very talented comedic actors to its cast. Deadline has learned that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts have all signed on for supporting roles in the film, which is already set to star Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Denis Leary, Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, and Josh Fadem.
Directed by Robbie Pickering, the film's title comes from the fact that it's a mashup of multiple genre brands (as in the expression "everything but the kitchen sink"). According to the new report, the events of the film take place in a fictional town called Dilford where a supernatural pecking order exists, ranking vampires at the top, then humans in the middle, and then zombies at the bottom. The story follows a group of kids who are forced to unite with the supernatural creatures and team up against a full-scale alien invasion. The script, which was featured on the Black List in 2010, was written by Oren Uziel, who is currently writing both Men in Black 4 and 22 Jump Street. Sadly there are no details about the characters that the three newest additions to the cast will be playing.
Said producer Matt Tomach about the project, "Kitchen Sink has all the chaos and carnage of a classic genre movie, but at its heart it’s a comedy about three kids just trying to survive the pain and awkwardness of high school, where every day feels apocalyptic.”
After earning tons of acclaim for his awesome performance in Jason Reitman's Young Adult, Oswalt has spent most of his time on the small screen - taking roles on shows like Justified, Parks and Recreation and Burn Notice - but he's been picking up a number of film roles as well, including the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World last year and the Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas, which has yet to get a release date. He'll next be featured in Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but judging from the footage we got to see at CinemaCon a few months ago it doesn't appear that Oswalt has a very big part.
Like Oswalt, Odenkirk is also a comedian who has gotten a ton of praise for his more dramatic work of late, specifically on AMC's universally-acclaimed series Breaking Bad (where he plays the sleazy, coked-up lawyer Saul Goodman). With the series coming to an end next month, however, we hope to see Odenkirk take on more features (and this is certainly a good start).
Of the three new additions to the Kitchen Sink cast, Roberts probably has the least amount of name recognition, but it's highly unlikely you won't recognize him. A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade, he's been taking on small parts in film and television for years now, but will probably always be remembered for playing the Literal Doctor on Arrested Development:
The Kitchen Sink is currently in production in Los Angeles.
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