Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman), will join previously announced Academy Award® nominee Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper, and Mackenzie Davis in the Jon Stewart’s Irresistible. The film follows the story of a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.
Grace was most recently seen in Spike Lee’s Oscar winning BlacKkKlansman, Under the Silver Lake opposite Andrew Garfield, with Brad Pitt in War Machine for director David Michod, Truth opposite Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, and in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. He will next appear as ‘Dr. Peter Jahrling’ in National Geographic’s upcoming Memorial Day mini-series, The Hot Zone, opposite Julianna Margulies. Grace is represented by ICM Partners and Lighthouse Management + Media.
Stewart, who is directing and wrote the screenplay, will also produce alongside Plan B Entertainment (Vice, Moonlight, 12 Years a Slave). Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.