On a role after his lockdown series ‘Reunited Apart’, Josh Gad has landed himself the lead role in Roland Emmerich’s disaster thriller ‘Moonfall’.

Gad will play the character of KC Houseman, a smart but disorganised genius who is profoundly unfiltered and eccentric but also suddenly one of the most important people on Earth.

The film centres on the fallout after the moon is knocked from its orbit by a mysterious force and is on a collision course with Earth. Life as we know it hangs in the balance and with just weeks to go before impact, a ragtag team is sent on a seemingly impossible mission to land on the lunar surface and save humanity.

The project was penned by Emmerich and 2012 co-writer Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen. Emmerich is also producing under his Centropolis banner with Kloser producing through his company, Street Entertainment.

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Gad is currently on a roll with his newly launched YouTube series ‘Reunited Apart’ which reunites stars for classic movies via Zoom. He kicked off the series by reuniting the cast of ‘The Goonies‘. The second episode, which premiered on Monday, brought together some of the main cast and filmmakers from the beloved movie trilogy ‘Back To The Future

Gad was last seen in the TV series ‘Avenue 5’ alongside Hugh Laurie and voiced the character of Olaf in Frozen II. For his next big project, he will star in Disney’s ‘Artemis Fowl’.