EXCLUSIVE: The Oscar nominee has become the latest star to join Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s upcoming comedy.

Ryan [pictured] joins a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Ed Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Watts and Zach Galifianakis. Production is scheduled to kick off in April in New York.

Screendaily broke the story in Berlin that Fox searchlight and New Regency will jointly finance and distribute the project, which has also attracted financier Worldview Entertainment to provide additional equity.

CAA arranged financing and represents domestic rights to the tale of a former actor who mounts a Broadway play in a tension-filled bid to reclaim former glories.

Iñárritu co-wrote the screenplay with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. Iñárritu, Robert Graf and John Lesher are producing.

Searchlight and New Regency will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.