Ed Helms is getting more work! According to Variety, the actor has been cast in the Universal comedy, Central Intelligence. This is the second confirmed project the actor has signed on for since the success of his break out film, The Hangover. The former Daily Show correspondent has developed some Hollywood heat and he’s capitalizing on it.
More on Central Intelligence after the jump…
Central Intelligence “revolves around an accountant who’s thrown into the world of international espionage after reconnecting with an old friend through Facebook.” The script was co-written by Mad TV alum Ike Barinholtz, and his partner Dave Stassen. Before he delves into the world of espionage, Helms will tackle a role in the comedy Cedar Rapids. He will star and executive produce the film, which centers on “an insurance salesman who heads cross country to attend a convention in hopes of saving the jobs of his co-workers.”
If you don’t want to wait months on end for your next Helms fix, he co-stars in the upcoming comedy, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. The film debuts in theaters this Friday, August 14th, and co-stars Jeremy Piven and his Hangover co-star Ken Jeong. Ed is slowly but surely becoming a leading man who has the power to carry his own film. All those years of playing the sidekick are starting to pay off.
What do you think about Ed Helms latest role, in Central Intelligence?