By Leah Greenblatt
October 19, 2009 at 09:33 PM EDT

Zooey Deschanel’s better half (or lesser! you decide) has already dipped his toe in cinematic waters with New Moon‘s lead single, “Meet Me on the Equinox.” Now the DCFC frontman takes center screen in John “Jim from The Office” Krasinki’s film adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

Thanks to Stereogum for the clip below:

Where do you think Gibbard falls in the pantheon of singers-turned-actors, readers — Cher in Silkwood, or Mick Jagger in Freejack?

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