Paul Dano signs up for 'Gigantic' role

Feb. 27, 2008 at 7:50 PM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Paul Dano, best known for his roles in "There Will Be Blood" and "Little Miss Sunshine," has signed on to star in the romantic comedy "Gigantic."

The Hollywood Reporter said Dano also will be the executive producer for the movie, which will mark the directorial debut of Matt Aselton.

Zooey Deschanel, known for her roles in "Tin Man," "Elf" and "The Good Girl," will co-star in "Gigantic" alongside Dano, the trade newspaper said.

The independent film is tentatively slated to start shooting next month in New York.

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