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Scrubs star Sarah Chalke lands role in Alan Ritchson comedy

April 5, 20242 Mins Read

Scrubs star Sarah Chalke has landed her next movie role in Alan Ritchson‘s new action-comedy Playdate.

Directed by Luke Greenfield from a script written by Neil Goldman, the film centres around a stay-at-home dad who lands in trouble during a playdate (via Deadline).

“The film follows a down-on-his luck man, Brian (Kevin James), who was just fired from his job and becomes an unexpected stay-at-home dad to his 10-year-old son,” reads the official logline for the movie.

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“On his first day, he accepts a playdate invitation from Jeff (Ritchson), another stay-at-home dad, who turns out to be an unexpected loose cannon. The two fathers and their sons spend the day on the run, facing a deadly conspiracy.”

As well as Chalke, Playdate has signed on a number of new faces to star in the movie, which is currently filming in Canada.

Alan Tudyk (Moana), Stephen Root (Barry), Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Sabrina Elba (Three Thousand Years Of Longing) and Hiro Kanagawa (Star Trek: Discovery) are among the stars set to feature in the upcoming film.

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Elsewhere, Ritchson is set to reprise his role as the titular character in Reacher‘s upcoming third season — with filming underway in Maine.

The actor will next been seen opposite The Witcher‘s Henry Cavill in upcoming action film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which follows a secret combat organisation founded by Winston Churchill during World War II.

That’s not all, as Ritchson will also star alongside Hilary Swank in certified-fresh movie Ordinary Angels, as well as landing his next lead movie role in Netflix‘s War Machine.

Playdate doesn’t have a release date yet.


Sara Baalla is a freelance news reporter for Digital Spy.

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