EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Day’s feature directorial debut El Tonto, which started production on October 22 in Los Angeles, has expanded its ensemble cast with Crazy Rich Asians’ Ken Jeong, The Pianist Oscar-winner Adrien Brody, Goodfellas Ray Liotta, and Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel joining along with Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris and Devious Maids’ Edy Ganem.
In El Tonto, Day plays a mute simpleton who upon stepping off the bus for the first time in Los Angeles is thrust into stardom, only to ultimately lose it all.
The Hollywood actors will feature in the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star’s feature directorial debut, according to Deadline. It is not known what roles Brody and Jeong will take on.
In El Tonto, Day will portray lead character The Fool, who has been described as a simple-minded guy who becomes an unlikely Hollywood celebrity.