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    Focus Greenlights ‘Spoiler Alert’ Adaptation of Michael Ausiello’s Memoir

    Focus Greenlights ‘Spoiler Alert’; ‘Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge Joins Jim Parsons In Adaptation Of Michael Ausiello Memoir

    Focus Features has greenlighted Spoiler Alert, its film adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Michael Ausiello, setting Fleabag‘s Ben Aldridge to star opposite Jim Parsons.

    In the tragicomic love story, Parsons will portray Ausiello, with Aldridge playing his partner Kit.

    Ausiello’s memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies was published by Atria Books in 2017. In it, he unpacks the emotional maelstrom into which his relationship was plunged, in the 11 months that took Kit from his diagnosis with terminal cancer to his passing. Interwoven in the narrative are glimpses of the roller-coaster ride that was the couple’s 14-year romance.

    Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) is directing, from a script by David Marshall Grant, Dan Savage and Ausiello, as we told you first.
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    Aldridge is so hot so I’ll definitely be watching, but seeing him paired with Parsons is…a choice, to say the least. I don’t think I can buy them as a couple.

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    Parsons? Ughhh.
    I was thinking how does a TV critic warrant a biopic until I saw the gay in the synopsis. I’m sold.

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    A photo of the real couple

    2022 World Cup Golden Rush here

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    Should’ve cast these two instead


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    In the tragicomic love story, Parsons will portray Ausiello, with Aldridge playing his partner Kit.
    Uh, shouldn't that be the other way round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Aldridge is so hot so I’ll definitely be watching, but seeing him paired with Parsons is…a choice, to say the least. I don’t think I can buy them as a couple.
    Mhmm.

    Sounds quite basic though. Like a gay version of The Big Sick, but with a tragic ending.

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    i internet "know" Michael for a looong time and was heartbroken for him when Kit died

    i think he and Parsons are friends irl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souler View Post
    Uh, shouldn't that be the other way round?
    Wait, why? Ausseilo's partner was the hot one of the couple, so it makes sense for Aldridge to take that role and Parsons to be Aussiello.

    Quote Originally Posted by buttercreme View Post
    i internet "know" Michael for a looong time and was heartbroken for him when Kit died

    i think he and Parsons are friends irl?
    Same, i remember when Aussiello announced this years ago and it was really sad. This project was announced a while ago too, I assumed it was in development hell.

    And yes, I think he's friends with Parsons. While i can't exactly commend his taste in actors, lol, at the end of the day it's up to him who he wants to play him in a movie, so it is what it is.

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    Just read the article and they’re filming in NY in the fall. Whew, this is my chance to pine over Aldridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TailSpin View Post
    Wait, why? Ausseilo's partner was the hot one of the couple, so it makes sense for Aldridge to take that role and Parsons to be Aussiello.
    Hotness aside, lol, my first thought when seeing the photo above would be Parsons playing the tall lanky nerdy dude.

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    I like an unexpected casting choice. He's done mostly British TV such as Our Girl and Pennyworth and has some star quality so good for him. If this ends up being good, I guess the latter show could be considered a good omen as Emma Corrin was also in it!

    Also two gays actors, huzzah!

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    Last edited by 24Emmy; 09-10-2021 at 06:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Just read the article and they’re filming in NY in the fall. Whew, this is my chance to pine over Aldridge.
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    Everything about this feels weird. LOL. But I hope it's good!

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    I will be on the look out for Aldridge!

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    Portraying colorectal cancer in a movie, ummm we’ll see how that goes.

    It was a good book though.

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    Interesting… Ben Aldridge is hot AF. Love this for him.

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    Tony winner Nikki M. James is in this too:

    Last edited by 24Emmy; 11-11-2021 at 12:44 AM.
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