After a successful Kickstarter campaign, writer-director-star Zach Braff has cast Mandy Patinkin in his indie drama Wish I Was Here. Take a look at the photo of both actors, released by Zach Braff on his Twitter page, then read on for more details regarding the project.
One of my favorite actors of all time joins the cast of "Wish I Was Here": Mandy Patinkin will play my father. twitter.com/zachbraff/stat…— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 14, 2013
The story centers on 35-year-old Aidan (Zach Braff) an actor who is struggling to provide for his family. When his ailing father (Mandy Patinkin) can no longer afford to pay for his young children's private school, Aidan reluctantly agrees to home school them, learning a lot about himself in the process.
Zach Braff is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Adam J. Braff. The project has met its $2 million goal, and then some, with $2.6 million in donations. There are still nine days left to donate to the project, and you can to visit the Kickstarter page.
Wish I Was Here was released July 18th, 2014 and stars Zach Braff, Pierce Gagnon, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Alexander Chaplin, Leslie David Baker, James Avery, Ato Essandoh. The film is directed by Zach Braff.