‘Heavy Duty’ Starring Josh Gad

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor Josh Gad attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Josh Gad has been cast to star in Paramount Picture’s new movie Heavy Duty. 

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Paramount Pictures today announced the comedy “HEAVY DUTY,” based on an original idea by Josh Gad (“FROZEN,” “THE WEDDING RINGER”).

Gad will star in the film based on the script written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (“1600 Penn,” “Super Fun Night”).

Disruption Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce with Gad. Drew Pearce (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “IRON MAN 3”) will executive produce.

“HEAVY DUTY” is the story of an ordinary guy who believes losing weight will help him live a more extraordinary life. He signs up for a wellness retreat with a group of fellow underachievers, only to face an unexpected test when things go awry.