Image Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.comEW has confirmed that Paul Rudd is attached to star in documentarian Errol Morris’ untitled feature film based on a 2008 This American Life story about the cryogenics craze of the 1960s. As Morris first told The Washington Post, Rudd will play Bob Nelson, a TV repairman who started his own cryogenics operation in Southern California — freezing dead people with the hope science would learn how to revive them some time in the distant future — with disastrous results. Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) is penning the screenplay, and Morris told The New York Observer that he is also collaborating on the film with TAL‘s Ira Glass.

Rudd will next appear in Our Idiot Brother (Aug. 26) and Wanderlust (this fall), and is currently filming an untitled film with Leslie Mann and directed by Judd Apatow.

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