Dax Shepard is set to star in the upcoming film 'The Freebie', which is set for release tomorrow (17th September 2010). The movie, which is directed by KATE ASELTON, follows the lives of a married couple who give each other permission to have a one night stand in an attempt to spice up their failing relationship. 35-year-old Shepard is already gaining plaudits for his impressive improvisational performance in the film, and in an interview with Cinemablend.com Aselton spoke of Shepard's talents, saying, "Whether it's being totally ridiculous comedy on Punk'd or doing what he does on The Freebie, it's the same thing. He's an incredibly strong improvisational actor".
Shepard has risen to prominence in recent years with a number of high-profile film roles as well as a part on NBC's hit drama show 'Parenthood'. It is now seven years since he first hit screens as Ashton Kutcher's pranking partner on MTV's 'Punk'd'.
In 2006, Shepard appeared alongside Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy 'Employee of the Month', and shortly after he landed his first lead role, in the movie 'Let's Go To Prison' which also starred Will Arnett. In January 2010, he became engaged to the actress Kristen Bell.