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Galifianakis to co-star with Downey Jr. in “Due Date”

Funnyman Zach Galifianakis will co-star with Robert Downey Jr. for the new comedy Due Date, directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips. Both men did a fabulous job in recent comedies (Tropic Thunder and The Hangover respectively).

The story follows a father-to-be (Robert Downey Jr.) racing across the country to witness the birth of his child. Galifianakis will play a travel companion. The film is expected to go into production later in the year with a 2010 release date in mind.

Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother, Mary Frances, ran a community center for the arts, and his father, Harry Galifianakis, was an oil heating vendor who immigrated from Greece at the age of three. Galifianakis was raised in his father’s Greek Orthodox faith, but now says he “isn’t sure” on the subject of religion.

His fathers family comes from the island of Crete and Zack has passed manh summers there as a teenager. He attended North Carolina State University, although he did not graduate.

(with information from Wikipedia)

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