Jim Parsons stars as entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello in biographical drama

Focus Features has shared the trailer for director Michael Showalter’s upcoming biographical drama “Spoiler Alert.” The film stars Jim Parsons as Michael Ausiello, a real-life entertainment reporter who experiences the death of his partner, Kit Cowan (played by Ben Aldridge) over an extended 11-month period due to stage cancer. terminal.

The film’s story, which was written by screenwriters David Marshall Grant and Dan Savage, is based on Ausiello’s 2017 book of the same name. In the book, Ausiello chronicled the last year of his partner’s life. and their 13-year relationship before Cowan died of a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer in February 2015.

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Sally Field, Bill Irwin and Antoni Porowski round out the film’s supporting cast. Field will play Marilyn Cowan, Kit’s mother. Showalter notably directed the 2017 romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” which followed a similar real-life storyline inspired by the relationship between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon, where the latter suffered from a fatal illness.

Prior to publishing his memoir in 2017, Ausiello enjoyed a successful career in entertainment journalism, serving as a senior editor at TV Guide and reporting for Entertainment Weekly throughout his career before eventually launching his own site, TVLine, in 2011. He is credited on the next film as an executive producer.

Focus Features is slated for a limited release of the film in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on December 2, before expanding to December 9 and finally releasing nationwide on December 16.

Check out the trailer below.

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