The Young and the Restless alum’s latest role.
Soaps.com has learned that Justin Hartley, the last actor to play Y&R’s Adam Newman, has signed on for his newest movie project in Universal’s upcoming comedy, Little. Hartley co-starred in Bad Mom’s Christmas last year as stripper-with-a-heart, Ty. More recently announced was Hartley’s role in Another Time, in which he appeared with his wife.
Though his character name is yet to be announced, Hartley, who stars as Kevin Pearson on the acclaimed TV series, This Is Us, will share the screen in Little with Marsai Martin (Black-ish, Goldie and Bear), Issa Rae (Insecure), and Regina Hall (Black Monday, Scary Movie), according to Deadline. The script was written by Camilla Blackett (Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl), with a previous draft from director Tina Gordon (Drumline) and Tracey Oliver, who wrote Girls Trip. The film will follow the story of a woman who gets the chance to revisit the life she lived as her younger, carefree self when the pressures of being an adult overwhelm her. The movie is set to be released some time in 2019.
The actor will also return for season three of This Is Us on NBC in the fall. Hartley, who has a 13 year-old daughter with his former wife, Lindsay Hartley (Dr. Cara Castillo, All My Children, Arianna Hernandez, Days of our Lives, Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, Passions), recently told Glamour magazine that the role of Kevin (who lost his father, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) as a teen) has changed him as a father. He reflected, “I think of my daughter. I think about how much I’ve taught her and what a sliver it has been so far. I think of all the things I want to teach her and see her go through. I want to walk her down the aisle. I want to be there when her kids are born. I want to call her when her boyfriend breaks up with her, or talk her through a breakup. I want to teach her how to drive. All this stuff. I want to take her to college and make sure she knows everything is OK and I’m only a phone call away. I want to pick her up from college and bring her home.”