Comedy superstar Dane Cook will return to the big screen in 400 Days alongside Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). Production has started on the sci-fi thriller, Cook’s first on-camera theatrical role since 2011′s Answers to Nothing. 400 Days centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a faraway planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. The crew’s mental state begins to suffer when they lose all contact with the outside world. When they are forced to exit their ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation at all.
This won’t be Cook’s first time trying his hand at a dramatic role. Answers to Nothing starred the comedian as a philandering psychologist amidst an abduction case in LA. Cook also starred in Mr. Brooks opposite Kevin Costner back in 2007. His more recent film projects have been high profile voice work; he starred as the lead character in the Disney animated film Planes and will return in its upcoming sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue, in theaters this summer. Last year, Cook completed his national Under Oath Tour, which found the veteran comedian going back to his roots, delivering comedy more similar to what’s found on his 2003 debut album Harmful If Swallowed. 400 Days comes from new Artists Alliance and XLrator Media and is written and directed by Matt Osterman.