On the heels of the largely unexpected success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dan Fogler's life has been pretty darn awesome. Not only does he have a Tony statuette to keep on his coffee table, but he's also scored starring roles in a bunch of major(ish) films, including Balls of Fury, School for Scoundrels and Good Luck Chuck -- not bad for a guy whose movie career had previously consisted of a handful of supporting parts in indie projects.

According to this morning's Variety, Fogler has just accepted his biggest (at least in terms of girth and the stature of his character) part yet: He'll star as Alfred Hitchcock in Number Thirteen, an indie drama about "Hitchcock's lost and unfinished first film Number 13." Chase Palmer wrote and will direct the film, the story of which finds Hitch "caught up in a Hitchcockian dilemma when he ends up in a love triangle with two crew members while making the film. When the lead actor turns up dead, the editor suspects the director and tries to uncover the truth." Based on the summary alone, I'd say this one could turn out to be both very odd and very entertaining; throw in the news that Ewan McGregor and Geoffrey Rush are rumored to be in talks to join the cast and you've got something with serious potential. Production is expected to begin in January.
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