Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline

Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano have been tapped to join John C. Reilly in the new comedy The Extra Man.

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini signed on to direct the movie based on Jonathan Ames' novel, and production is set to begin this February in New York, according to Variety. Springer Berman and Pulcini last directed The Nanny Diaries together.

In the film, Kline plays a failed playwright who works as a male escort for rich widows on the Upper East Side. Kline's character also forms a mentor-student relationship with a troubled, wannabe playwright (Dano).

"This is a film for our times, these hilarious characters living on the edge of enormous wealth, scrapping for small pieces of the pie," said producer Anthony Bregman. "I suspect a lot of people will be able to identify nowadays."