The Trainer adds Stephen Dorff, John McEnroe, Gina Gershon, and Luke Sabbat

American history X director Tony Kayenext movie of Coach officially goes into production tomorrow after a winding development path that star and creator Vitus Schnabel considered “incredible”. Before the first day of production, Deadline reports that Stephen Dorff, John McEnroe, Gina Gersonand lucas sabbath are all on board to star opposite Schnabel in this original dark comedy. They will join other co-stars Julia Fox, Stephen Van Zandtand paige-taylor in almost a decade of production, but there is currently no word on what roles the new additions will play.

Coach is based on a script by Schnabel and Jeff Salomon which centers on Jack (Schnabel), a down on his luck personal trainer who is forced to move back in with his mother in Los Angeles. The film takes place over a chaotic eight-day span as Jack tries his luck to find fame and fortune and live his version of the American dream, albeit in a very manic way. pain and gain-as way. So far, details of the movie are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Schnabel and Kaye are joining Jeremy Steckler at the end of production with George Paaswell on board as executive producer.


Dorff’s most prominent recent appearance was in old henrya 2021 western from Potsy Ponciroli led by people like tim blake nelson and Track Adkins. He is also known for his roles in classic movies. Sword, Zoolanderand I’ll find youas well as the recent series detective. Coach joins a long list of upcoming productions by the veteran actor that includes the Bruce Willis and John Travolta film Paradise City.

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McEnroe brings perhaps the most varied career of the four to the cast as a former tennis superstar with a legendary temper turned actor. He is primarily known for appearing as himself in a series of Adam Sandler movies, including jack and jill and Do not mess with the Zohanalthough his recent work includes narrating the Netflix series I have never. He also has credits for appearances in 30 rock and had a role in 2018 eight of the ocean.

Meanwhile, Gershon is a prolific character actress seen in massive movies like face/out and recent series like Riverdale and new amsterdam. Her most recent appearance was for the Sundance movie. emily the criminal leaded Aubrey Plaza playing a woman caught up in a credit card scam that goes too far. Gershon will also appear in the huge video game movie. borderlands later this year as the sadistic and sensual Mad Moxxi.

Rounding out the new additions is Sabbat, best known for starring in the hit Freeform drama. Grown up like Luca Hall. Compared to his colleagues, he is the newest name on the scene with only a few credits in The dead don’t die and Lena Dunham‘s sharp stick to his name, but he’s already earned recognition with a couple of Teen Choice nominations for his portrayal of Hall.

Coach It’s still some way off with an expected 2023 release, but the cast already looks promising as Kaye and Schnabel pull the project out of development hell.


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