In the last two months, there has been a lot of news about the film adaptation of Becky Albertelli’s young adult novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. This week, it has been confirmed that actor Josh Duhamel has joined the cast. He will play the father of the main character Simon, according to this tweet from Albertelli:
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens’ Agenda revolves around a closeted gay teen who is blackmailed into being friends with his classmate Martin. If he doesn’t do what is asked of him, the whole school could learn of his sexuality and the identity of his e-mail pen pal. The book is well-loved and was nominated for 2015’s National Book Award.
Duhamel’s previous credits include You’re Not You, Movie 43, All My Children and Safe Haven.
What do you think of this casting news? If you’ve read the book, do you think Josh Duhamel is a good choice for this role? Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know in the comments.