‘Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge Joins ‘Spoiler Alert,’ Film Adaptation of Michael Ausiello Memoir

‘Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge Joins ‘Spoiler Alert,’ Film Adaptation of Michael Ausiello Memoir
Focus Features will begin production on “Spoiler Alert,” a film adaptation of Michael Ausiello’s 2017 best-selling memoir titled, “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.”

Ben Aldridge of “Fleabag” joins the previously-announced Jim Parsons in the movie. Kiska Higgs, president of productions and acquisitions announced the release Thursday. “The Big Sick” helmer Michael Showalter will direct the film.

“Spoiler Alert” revolves around a tragicomic love story between Aldridge and Parson’s characters. Ausiello, played by Parsons, is plunged into an emotional maelstrom during the 11 months after his partner, photographer Kit, played by Aldridge, is diagnosed with cancer and dies. The memoir weaves in the roller-coaster ride that was the couple’s 14-year romance.

“The moment I finished Ausiello’s incredible book, I knew Focus needed to make this film,” said Higgs. “We fell head over heels in love with Michael and Kit, and their classic New York romance, and we can’t
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