Principal photography on the Killer Films and Epoch Films comedy Gigantic starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman and Jane Alexander is set to commence in New York on Mar 3.

Mindy Goldberg of Epoch and Christine Vachon of Killer Films are producing and first-timer Matt Aselton will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Adam Nagata.

Harrison Kordestani and Marina Martins of Lexicon/Machine Made are financing and Cinetic Media is handling domestic rights to on the story of a single man and mattress salesman who tries to adopt a baby from China.

'We are excited to make this film with Lexicon/Machine Made with such an amazing cast and crew,' Goldberg and Vachon said in a joint statement.

'The financiers and cast have all been very supportive of the material and we are delighted that we are producing the film together.'