Demetri Martin in talks for Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock

You may know Demetri Martin from his "Trendspotting" segment on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart where he serves as the Youth Correspondent, covering such “youthy” topics as text-messaging, the Internet and credit card debt. Martin's segments report on trends like the term “Youthquake” used liberally by various television anchors to describe young voters influencing the 2008 election.

The comedian is now in negotiations for the starring role in Ang Lee’s next film, Taking Woodstock. As previously reported, the film takes a fresh look at the often chronicled festival. Lee has teamed up with James Schamus again—the duo created Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution—to make a comedy about the making of the festival.

The film is based on Elliot Tiber’s memoir, co-written with Tom Monte. Martin is in negotiations to star as Tiber, an in-the-closet gay man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills who unintentionally sets in motion plans for the historic events of the summer of 1969. Martin’s other upcoming films include Fox Atomic’s The Rocker, and Universal’s Kids in America.

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