Comedian Paul Reiser will star in Whiplash as the father of Miles Teller, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
According to THR:
The drama centers on a talented young drummer (Teller) who strives for perfection under the instruction of a ruthless band conductor (J.K. Simmons). Reiser will play the character the father of Teller’s character.
Whiplash was written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It is an adaptation of the 2013 Sundance Short Film Jury Award winner.
Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions and Jason Reitman’s Right of Way Films will produce the film.
Reiser, who debuted in 1982’s Diner, starred on the NBC sitcom Mad About You airing 1992–99. Reiser attempted a network comeback in The Paul Reiser Show but NBC axed the series after only two episodes were aired. His last feature film came in a cameo as himself in Judd Apatow’s 2009 film, Funny People that starred Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, and Jonah Hill.
For his work on Mad About You, Reiser was recieved four Golden Globe nominations and six Emmy nominations for Lead Actor in a Comedy.
He just finished production on Life After Beth, co-starring with John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. He most recently appeared as the attorney for Matt Damon’s character in Stephen Soderbergh’s HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra.