The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad will star in the new DreamWorks animated film Me & My Shadow, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gad will join Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader and Kate Hudson in the film, directed by Alessandro Carloni (How to Train Your Dragon), which is set to hit theaters November 13, 2013.
Me and My Shadow centers on Stan, a shadow (Hader) who yearns for a more exciting life than being attached to a timid human named Stanley Grubb (Gad). When a crime in the shadow community puts both of their lives in danger, Stan is forced to take control of Stanley, thrusting both of them into an adventure featuring a shadowy villain, who intends to lead a rebellion to take over the human world. Hudson will voice Gad’s potential love interest in the real world.
Gad received a Tony nomination for his work as Elder Cunningham in the hit musical The Book of Mormon. As previously reported, Gad, in addition to his vocal work on the MTV series Good Vibe, will appear in the upcoming sex-addict comedy Thanks for Sharing and is penning the new NBC comedy 1600 Penn. His other credits include featured roles in the films Marmaduke, Ice Age: Continental Draft and Love and Other Drugs in addition to TV's The Daily Show.