Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here is proving slightly controversial, with some not liking the idea of him going to Kickstarter to get funding. The voices of discontent grew after it was revealed that after raising $2.6 million from crowd-funding – with none of the donors having a financial stake in the film – he then got another $8 million from traditional sources.
Whether Braff was right or not, he’s now busy filling out the cast. Mandy Patinkin signed up earlier this week, and now TheWrap reports that Anna Kendrick has also signed up to star.
The film is about 35-year-old Aidan (Zach Braff), an actor who is struggling to provide for his family. When his ailing father (Mandy Patinkin) can no longer afford to pay for his young children’s private school, Aidan reluctantly agrees to home school them, learning a lot about himself in the process.
Josh Gad is set to to play Aidans brother, who falls for a young woman (Kendrick) who enjoys cosplay. It’s also been suggested Jim Parsons and Braff’s Scrubs co-star Donald Faison should appear.
Kendrick’s next movie is the comedy Rapture-palooza, which hits cinemas this summer. It’s about the people left behind when the biblical Rapture comes, taking the righteous to Heaven and leaving everyone else to deal with the end of times. A new poster has now popped up online, which you can see below.