The first look at Jim Parsons in his upcoming film Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies has been released.
Shared via Entertainment Weekly’s official Twitter account, Parsons is in character as Michael Ausiello alongside Ben Aldridge as Kit Cowan in a still from the movie.
Joining Parsons and Aldridge are The Book of Mormon’s Nikki M James, 30 Rock’s Jeffery Self, Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski, Just Getting Married’s Bill Irwin and The Amazing Spider-Man’s Sally Field.
Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris and The Eyes of Tammy Faye) directed the project.
Here’s your FIRST LOOK at Jim Parsons starring as Michael Ausiello and Ben Aldridge as Kit Cowan in #SpoilerAlert: #TheHeroDies, from director Michael Showalter and @FocusFeatures. @spoileralertmov hits theaters on December 2.
📷: Linda Källérus/Focus Features pic.twitter.com/UHamhdjUuY
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 31, 2022
The film is currently set to premiere on December 2 before being widely released two weeks later on December 16.
Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is based off of Michael Ausiello’s memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words, which tells the story of Michael and Kit’s relationship and how it changes after Kit finds out he is terminally ill.
The book covers the 11-month time period between Ausiello’s partner Kit discovering he has terminal cancer and his death, with flashbacks to the couple’s 14-year relationship throughout.
It was recently revealed that Parsons nearly joined the DC universe as superhero Plastic Man.
According to filmmaker Kevin Smith, the Big Bang Theory actor had been lined up to voice the character in an animated project he had written a few years ago.
“I was deep diving into one of my laptops looking for an old photo and I found a script to Plastic Man that I wrote for a Plastic Man cartoon like two years ago or something like that,” he said.
“I completely f**king forgot about it and they paid me to write it and then they didn’t do it and it was with, um, what’s his name from The Big Bang Theory.”
Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies will be released on December 16.