The Flash star is trading S.T.A.R. Labs for Alcoholics Anonymous in new indie dramedy
Variety reports that Grant Gustin will be joining stars Nick Robinson, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, T.I., Kathy Bates, and John Leguizamo in a new film directed by Macy.
Robinson (who you might remember as the sullen older brother in last year’s Jurassic World) stars in Krystal as a young man who joins Alcoholics Anonymous in order to court the woman of his dreams — despite the fact that he’s never had a drink in his life. No word yet on Gustin’s role.
Principal photography starts in Atlanta this April, with Macy already showing off his new office on Twitter:
Guess who opened the office in Atlanta to begin prep for his 3rd film. pic.twitter.com/gyMmvjzmb3
— William H. Macy (@WilliamHMacy) March 22, 2016
This is Macy’s third film as director, following 2014’s Rudderless and last year’s The Layover. It’s the second film for Gustin, who co-starred in The Great Gatsby-inspired indie film Affluenza in 2014. Prior to The Flash, he had recurring roles on both 90210 and Glee (alongside Supergirl star Melissa Benoist).
Gustin has proven himself to be a capable and charismatic actor as Barry Allen, so it’s exciting to see his career taking the next steps. His Arrow counterpart, Stephen Amell, co-stars in this June’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows as hockey mask aficionado Casey Jones.
When the news about Krystal first broke on Monday night, Gustin took to Twitter to share his enthusiasm for the new project:
You guys have no idea how excited and honored I am to get to work with friggin William H. Macy and the rest of this cast. Just nuts. So cool
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) March 29, 2016