We all know Nick Kroll can play characters of the zaniest variety, as evidenced by his wildly popular sketch show Kroll Show, but we’ve been itching to get a chance to see him take the lead in a feature film. Well, now you’ve gotten your wish in the form of the new indie comedy-drama Adult Beginners, which Kroll himself produced and wrote the story as well. He plays a 30-something who was on the peak of being a millionaire and lost it all suddenly and is forced to go stay with his sister (Rose Byrne) and her husband (Bobby Cannavale) and son in the suburbs. It’s a side of Kroll we’d definitely like to see more of.
The movie, directed by Ross Katz, is making its debut in the States at SXSW this weekend and will open for public consumption in April. The impressive cast also includes Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, and Jason Mantzoukas.