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Amanda Seyfried is set to star alongside Ed Helms a new comedy titled The Clapper, which Deadline first reported to be in the vein of The King of Comedy.

The project hails from A Guide To Recognizing Your SaintsDito Montiel, who’s directing and adapting his own book, which tells the story of a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late night talk show host to be on his TV show: the notoriety that his 15 minutes of fame brings ends up costing him his job as well as a budding relationship with a girl who works at a gas station. 

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Amanda Seyfried, Ed Helms team up for comedy `The Clapper`

Washington D.C, Feb 10 (ANI): Amanda Seyfried and Ed Helms are all set to star in Dito Montiel’s comedy ‘The Clapper’ opposite each other.
The comedy, which is an adaptation of his own novel of the same name, follows the story of Eddie Krumble who works as a professional clapper for infomercials who gets chosen by a late night talk show host to be on his TV series and his resulting 15 minutes of fame has life-changing consequences for him, including losing the job he loves, Deadline reported.
The 42-year-old actor will play Eddie, while the 30-year-old actress will portray his girlfriend Judy, whom he loses after his chat show appearance.
Montiel wants the film to highlight the problems that instant fame can cause in today’s reality programme driven society. (ANI)

Amanda Seyfried and Ed Helms to star in The Clapper

Amanda Seyfried and Ed Helms are to star in ‘The Clapper’.

Deadline reports the two actors have both signed up to director Dito Montiel’s comedy which is an adaptation of his own novel of the same name.

The tome follows the story of Eddie Krumble who works as a professional clapper for infomercials who gets chosen by a late night talk show host to be on his TV series and his resulting 15 minutes of fame has life-changing consequences for him, including losing the job he loves.

Helms is to star as Eddie, while Seyfried will portray his girlfriend, gas station worker Judy - who he loses after his chat show appearance.

Montiel wants the film to highlight the problems that instant fame can cause in today’s reality programme driven society.

Helms is also taking on producing responsibilities along with Mike Falbo through their Pacific Electric company as well as Montiel and Robin Schorr.

Helms, 42, has just finished shooting comedy movie 'Bastards’ - in which he stars with Owen Wilson.

Seyfried, 30, is scheduled to next start filming 'American Express’ with Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton and David Oyelowo.

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