Kate Hudson will star in Zach Braff's film 'Wish I Was Here,' according to reports

Kate Hudson will reportedly star in Zach Braff's movie 'Wish I Was Here,' which he is partially funding via the website Kickstarter. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kate Hudson will play Zach Braff's wife.

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Kate Hudson will star in Zach Braff's new movie 'Wish I Was Here,' according to reports.

Kate Hudson has reportedly joined the cast of Zach Braff’s film “Wish I Was Here,” for which Braff is raising funds via Kickstarter.

Hudson will play Braff’s wife in the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Braff will direct the film as he did with “Garden State,” and has written the film’s script with his brother Adam Braff.

Braff was impressed with Hudson’s Oscar-nominated role in the 2000 film “Almost Famous,” according to The Wrap, and the two are now “good friends,” the actor said.

The movie will follow a man named Aidan Bloom, played by Braff, a father and husband and trying to find work as an actor and searching for meaning in his life. After other educational options fall through, he begins to homeschool his children.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will also star “Homeland” actor Mandy Patinkin, “Book of Mormon” actor Josh Gad, and Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," who also appeared in Braff’s 2004 film “Garden State.”

Braff raised more than $2 million via the website Kickstarter for the film in four days. He has also secured funding for the film from Worldview Entertainment. The film’s total on Kickstarter is currently at more than $2,700,000.

“Garden State,” which was written and directed by Braff, centered on an aspiring actor (Braff) who returned to his hometown for his mother’s funeral. The movie also starred Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Hudson’s breakout role is widely considered to be her part in “Almost Famous.” She has also starred in romantic comedies such as “How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days,” “Raising Helen,” “Fool’s Gold,” and “Bride Wars.” She appeared in the film adaptation of the musical “Nine” and has recently guest-starred on the Fox series “Glee” as a tough teacher named Cassandra July.

According to Braff’s Kickstarter website, he hopes to release “Wish” in September 2014.

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