Josh Gad is moving on quickly following the cancellation of his NBC series 1600 Penn. He’s the latest addition to Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded pic Wish I Was Here. Braff, who directs, co-wrote and stars in the film, made the announcement on the film’s Kickstarter page. Wish I Was Here tells the story of Aidan Bloom (Braff), a struggling thirtysomething actor who is still trying to find a purpose for his life. Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pic on April 24 with the goal of raising $2 million in 30 days. A goal he reached in three days. To date, the campaign has raised over $2.6 million. Gad will play Braff’s character’s brother, Jonah. Braff co-wrote the screenplay with his own brother Adam Braff. Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg are producing through their Double Feature Films. Gad co-starred, wrote and executive-produced the White House comedy 1600 Penn, which NBC canned on May 9 after one very low-rated season. Gad, who was was nominated for a Tony for his starring role in Broadway’s Book Of Mormon, will be seen next month with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in The Internship. The actor also stars in the upcoming Thanks For Sharing alongside Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins and with Ashton Kutcher in Jobs. Gad is repped by ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment.
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