As production continues on Paul Reubens' new Netflix movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday, the actor-writer revealed on PeeWee.com today that Joe Manganiello has joined the cast. No details were given regarding his role, but Paul Reubens also revealed photos of himself, in character as Pee-wee Herman, and Joe Manganiello on the set. Here's what Paul Reubens had to say in a statement.
"Finally! I can announce the secret I've been carrying around with me for weeks: the coolest actor on the planet, my friend Joe Manganiello, is joining the cast of my new movie, Pee-wee's Big Holiday. Who does he play? I didn't say... Joe's already my friend in real life- and he's tremendously talented and a terrific person! I am so glad we are FINALLY going to get to work together! This totally makes up for being cut out of Magic Mike and Magic Mike 2!"
"Paul Reubens is one of the great comic geniuses of our time. Growing up, my Saturday mornings were all about Pee-wee Herman. I saw everything he did. I can't believe that I'm going to get to share scenes with one of the iconic figures of my childhood."
Pee-wee's Big Holiday centers on a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first ever holiday and the journey of a lifetime in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Wonder Showzen, The Heart, She Holler) makes his feature film directorial debut with production now underway. Take a look at new photos from the set, featuring Paul Reubens and Joe Manganiello, and stay tuned for more details on Pee-wee's Big Holiday.