Warner Bros. has been tinkering with Man-Witch for years, but the project hasn’t seen any real movement until recently. Parsons’ involvement should help in no small way to get production moving, as he is well-known amongst audiences for his Big Bang Theory role of Sheldon Cooper. From the little that has been disclosed about the film’s plot, it seems humor will be derived from the same kind of awkward interaction between Parsons’ character and women.
Parsons’ is also slated to appear in a supporting role in a film that is more grounded in reality. Set to play NASA engineer Paul Stafford, he will play opposite Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner, and Kirsten Dunst in Hidden Figures.
Few details about Man-Witch are available, but the following have been made known:
Plans for Man-Witch have been in the works at Warner Bros. for nearly a decade. The film, scripted by Jay Reiss, Josh Stolberg and Bob Florsheim, follows a schoolteacher (Parsons) who suddenly discovers he has supernatural abilities. Taken in by a coven, he is persuaded to attend a school witches, only to discover that his classmates are all girls.
Both Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis were, at different points, planning to headline Man-Witch with The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips attached to direct. At the moment, no director has been announced, although Jim Parsons will also join Neal Moritz as producer.
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