The Maroon 5 frontman will moonlight from his duties as judge on top-rated series to appear in comedy featureThe Clapper. He will join other Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Leah Remini, Russell Peters, P.J. Byrne and Mickey Gooch Jr. Brenda Vaccaro also just joined the cast.
The story is adapted by writer-director’s Dito Montiel from his own book about Eddie Krumble (Helms), a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late-night TV host to be on his talk show. The notoriety that his 15 minutes of fame brings ends up costing Krumble his job as well as a budding relationship with a girl who works at a gas station.
Levine will play Ralph Ranter, the suave film producer who runs the late-night show hosted by Jayme Stillerman (Peters) that inadvertently is responsible for tearing apart Krumble’s life. Remini plays Krumble’s boss Louise, and Byrne plays Caldwell, showrunner for the Stillerman show. Vaccaro plays Krumble’s mother and superfan who has a Norma Desmond complex. [Source]