Actor Ben Aldridge, writer Michael Ausiello and actor Jim Parsons on the set of director Michael Showalter’s SPOILER ALERT, a Focus Features release | Courtesy of Linda Källérus / © 2022 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.
The journalist Michael Ausiello, probably never imagined he would one day be on the other end of an interview for his memoir, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. Now as a featured film, titled Spoiler Alert we see thirteen years of his life with his late husband, Kit Cowan.
Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir, Spoiler Alert is a heartwarming, funny, and life- affirming story that follows the 14-year love affair between entertainment journalist Michael (Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”) and his photographer partner, Kit (Ben Aldridge, “Our Girl”). Through Kit, Michael discovers the family he was robbed of as a child, from Kit’s small town parents (Sally Field, “Forrest Gump” and Bill Irwin, “Rachel Getting Married”) to their extraordinary circle of Manhattan friends. And while Michael imagines his life unfolding like the plot of one of his favorite romantic comedies, even he can’t predict the twists and turns that will transform and deepen their relationship.
The New Jersey native, Michael Ausiello began as a news editor for Soaps in Depth that printed its final issue in December of 1999. In addition to working as a media relations coordinator for Entertainment Tonight. For eight years he fed the Today’s News and The Ausiello Report columns for TV Guide. Other outlets that the writer has been a part of are Today, Extra, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America among others. There have also been cameos in television series like Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and Scrubs. Today he is the founder of TVLine.
I was excited to connect with Michael Ausiello to talk about Spoiler Alert. He discussed how he came to the decision to celebrate his husband’s life. Also what phase of the film he enjoyed the most, about sharing his smurfs collection for the film and more!
Focus Features is scheduled to release Spoiler Alert nationwide December 16, 2022.
Source: LRMExclusive, Focus Feature