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Neil Patrick Harris books two films

MUMBAI: Neil Patrick Harris has snagged two feature film roles: a starring gig in the indie farce The Best and the Brightest and a supporting role in CBS Films‘ Beastly.

Co-written and directed by Josh Shelov, Best revolves around a couple from Delaware who move to New York‘s Upper East Side and enter the world of the city‘s private kindergartens.


Harris is playing the husband, who is not worried about his social status. Bonnie Somerville is on board as the class-aware wife. Also cast are Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Peter Serafinowicz, Bridget Regan, Kate Mulgrew and Christopher McDonald. Robert and Patricia Weiser are reteaming with Richard Schiffrin -- with whom they collaborated on the steroid documentary "Bigger Stronger Faster" -- to produce along with Nicholas Simon.


Shelov, who penned Green Street Hooligans and created the ESPN series Mayne Street, wrote the script with Michael Jaeger. Shooting began recently in Philadelphia.

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