Jim Gaffigan has made quite a name for himself over the years as a dramatic actor. It was definitely not a transition we saw coming, but after seeing his performances in Tesla, Them That Follow, and Chappaquiddick, we are so happy this is a thing. And now he has another film role under his belt.
Gaffigan will star alongside Rhea Seehorn in the upcoming sci-fi comedy drama Linoleum. The film follows “the host of a failing children’s science TV show who attempts to fulfill his childhood dream of being an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage, all the while connecting surreal clues that not everything in his life is exactly how it seems.”
Rounding out the cast for the film, which was filmed and competed during the pandemic following safety guidelines, is Tony Shalhoub, Michael Ian Black, Amy Hargreaves, Jay Walker, Gabriel Rush, Katelyn Nacon, and West Duchovny. The film was written and directed by Colin West.
“I had such a great time working on Linoleum with this group of talented, exhausted, COVID-tested creatives. I’ve never been so excited to see the final cut of something I’ve worked on,” said Gaffigan.
“Linoleum is a deeply personal story that attempts to thread a lifetime of significant generational moments into one sort of cosmic tapestry of life events. Our crew’s boundless creativity and Jim’s nuanced, dual-role performance made it possible to tell this multilayered narrative” adds West.
No word yet on when the film is to be released, but we hope to learn that information soon.