Kate Hudson Gives the Inside Scoop on Her Upcoming Comedy


| LAST UPDATE 07/04/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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Identity theft is no laughing matter - but in Kate Hudson's upcoming comedy, it certainly is. Have a look at the actress's latest on-screen adventure and why she couldn't resist saying yes to the hilarious film...

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Titled Shriver, the upcoming comedy will follow a New York handyman, Shriver (Michael Shannon), seemingly down on his luck. That is, until he gets a phone call one fateful day with an offer he can’t refuse: to come deliver a keynote address at a university’s literary festival. The only catch? He’s not the successful, mysterious author they think he is.

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Instead, Shriver’s been mistaken for a reclusive writer who goes by the very same name. Of course, though, the college doesn’t know any better – including Simone Cleary (Kate Hudson), the university’s English professor with whom he crosses paths while on campus. Safe to say, their time at school will end up being one for the books (had to).

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Sound familiar? The upcoming comedy is actually based on a 2013 novel by the very same name. But while screenwriters might have ripped a page out of that book, things will actually look different this time around. Aside from Kate Hudson and Michael Shannon, we’ll actually be catching many other familiar faces on our screen. From Don Johnson to Zach Braff, the star-studded cast is bound to keep us entertained.

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And we're not the only ones who feel that way. "I was very excited to have the opportunity," Kate Hudson gushed to People of starring in the upcoming comedy. "Don Johnson is a legend and an old family friend... And having worked with Zach Braff in the past, I just knew I was going to be so much fun!" the Wish I Was Here actress explained.

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As for when we'll be tagging along on Hudson's upcoming adventure? Unfortunately, after COVID-19 struck last year, filming was abruptly cut short. "But a year later, the spirit with which everyone came back together to complete this film was nothing short of inspiring," director Michael Maren gushed.

Stay tuned for further updates. We've got a feeling we're in for a real treat here.