July 17, 2009
Ed Helms cast in comedy ‘Rapids’
Ed Helms, a supporting player in the TV series
The Office, has signed on to star in the big-screen, road-trip comedy
The Hollywood Reporter said Miguel Arteta is directing the movie, while Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke are on board to produce it through their Ad Hominem Enterprises production company.
Helms, who also starred in the recent blockbuster
The Hangover, will play a small-town Wisconsin man left reeling by the excitement of going to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an insurance conference, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
Payne and Taylor previously collaborated on the celebrated wine country comedy