Netflix are making a movie about the creation of National Lampoon called A Futile and Stupid Game and the casting is shaping up to be a lot of fun.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Domhnall Gleeson will star as National Lampoon co-founder Henry Beard but even more exciting, Community star Joel McHale will star as the young Chevy Chase – who also starred in Community, fact fans!
This could be a great project, although, as much as we love McHale, we just can’t seen him as Chase because Chase is a total original. That said, McHale should have some interesting insights given that he worked with Chase on Community for over five years.
What do you guys reckon?
A Futile and Stupid Gesture will tell the tragic story of National Lampoon co-founder Douglas Kenney (Will Forte), who produced and co-wrote Chaddyshack, an early hit for his close friend Chase, before his death under mysterious circumstances in 1980.
Production on A Futile and Stupid Gesture is set to get underway this month, with David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) directing.