Comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Jermaine Fowler, Roy Wood Jr, Felipe Esparza, and Keon Jeong have been announced as additional cast members of the upcoming coming-of-age comedy, ‘The Opening Act’.
The film features Jimmy O. Yang as Will O’Brien – a man with the job and the girl, but living a life without passion and purpose. That is, until his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian becomes a reality. Presented with the opportunity to open for his hero Billy G. (Cedric The Entertainer) – O’Brien is faced with the decision of a lifetime: abandon the familiarity of the life he’s built or pursue a new path towards his true calling card of comedy.
‘The Opening Act’ is Directed by Steve Byrne and Produced by Vince Vaugh and Peter Billingsley of Wild West Picture Show Productions. Shafin Diamond, Dwight Manley and Michael Shader serve as Executive Producers.
Currently filming in LA, the production is set to be one of the most highly anticipated comedies of 2019.