“The Big Sick” is already one of the summer’s biggest hits, bringing some beloved TV actors to the big screen. Kumail Nanjiani, a longtime cast member of “Silicon Valley” is joined by a bevy of performers who, at one point in their career, have made their mark in the world of television.
As Kumail’s potential parents-in-law, Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” Men of a Certain Age”) and Holly Hunter (“Top of the Lake,” as well as the upcoming HBO drama from “Six Feet Under” creator Alan Ball) have each mixed film and TV work themselves. Aidy Bryant, David Alan Grier, Kurt Branouhler: all fellow “Big Sick” ensemble members who have their own ties to TV.
So, with the success of “The Big Sick,” we’ve picked out a few more films on the upcoming 2017 film calendar that might be other breakout opportunities for actors and actresses who’ve played beloved TV characters. Some of these films have release dates set in stone. Others are potential marquee titles on the fall festival circuit. For each title, we’ve higlighted a few of the reasons why the people involved might make these must-see films of the rest of the year.
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