Is there anything Gary Coleman won't do? He's best known as Arnold Jackson, cutie-pie orphan in the hit TV show 'Diff'rent Stokes,' and most recently as the hawker of quick cash, a former security guard and a California gubernatorial candidate. Now the former child star has reportedly signed on to be in the forthcoming flick, 'Postal,' according to the Internet Movie Database.
'Postal' is based on Running With Scissors' violent video game of the same name. The game follows a killer who goes on a murderous rampage through a small town. Coleman made a cameo in the video game 'Postal 2'; one of the player's objectives is to get the star's autograph.
Uwe Boll, who's currently directing another video game movie 'Name of the King -- A Dungeon Siege Tale,' told SKNR.net that he will direct. The movie is slated for release in 2007. So far, Gary Coleman is the only star on board.
Coleman's most recent "work," a commercial for quick-cash business Cashcall, is ironic (yes, and a little sad) since he notoriously filed for bankruptcy in the '90s. He reportedly walked into the office for cash help himself and was approached by the company's boss to do the commercials. Coleman also made a run for California Governor in 2003, against notable contenders like a porn star and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He's also a star of the Broadway smash, 'Avenue Q.' Well, Coleman isn't in the show, but his life is: There's a character named Gary Coleman who sings "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and 'It Sucks to be Me.' ("I'm Gary Coleman of TV's 'Different Strokes.' I made a lot of money that got stolen by my folks, and now I'm broke and I'm the butt of everyone's jokes -- but I'm here, the superintendent, of Avenue Q!")
Now that Coleman is the first to agree to do 'Postal,' will other stars like Johnny Depp or Edward Norton, who fans theorize as perfect for the lead role, say, "Gary's on board?! SIGN ME UP!"
Or will production plans fizzle before before anyone can press the start button? TMZ called Coleman for comment on the project, but we're yet to hear back.