A Futile and Stupid Gesture (movie)


A Futile and Stupid Gesture is an upcoming American biographical film based on Josh Karp’s book of the same name , directed by David Wain , and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud . The movie stars Will Forte as comedy writer Doug Kenney during the rise and fall of National Lampoon .

Cast

  • Will Forte as Doug Kenney
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Henry Beard
  • Martin Mull as Modern Doug
  • Thomas Lennon as Michael O’Donoghue
  • Joel McHale as Chevy Chase
  • John Gemberling as John Belushi
  • Matt Walsh as Matty Simmons
  • Rick Glassman as Harold Ramis
  • Jon Daly as Bill Murray
  • Seth Green as Christopher Guest
  • Matt Lucas as Tony Hendra
  • Paul Scheer as Paul Shaffer
  • Lonny Ross as Ivan Reitman
  • Neil Casey as Brian McConnachie
  • Armen Weitzman as Lorne Michaels
  • Jackie Tohn as Gilda Radner
  • Natasha Lyonne as Anne Beatts
  • Emmy Rossum as Kathryn Walker
  • Jeremey Penn as Daniel Kenney
  • Camille Guaty as Alex Garcia-Mata
  • Andrew Gray McDonnell as Danny Noonan
  • Finn Wittrock
  • Joe Lo Truglio as Brad
  • Brian Huskey as John Landis
  • Jack Andrew Cook as Dan Aykroyd
  • Guile Branco as Rick Meyerowitz
  • Jake Jacobson as Ted Knight
  • Erv Dahl as Rodney Dangerfield
  • James Bearb as Doug Niedermeyer
  • Krister Johnson as Michael Gross
  • TC Daniels as Brian Doyle-Murray
  • Elvy Yost as Mary Marshmallow
  • Lindsey Kraft as Gwyneth
  • Meera Rohit Kumbhani as Elaine
  • Jon Klaft as Preppy
  • Tim Seitter as Kroger
  • Annette O’Toole as Doug’s mother

Production

In March 2016, Will Forte joined the cast of the movie Portraying the role of Doug Kenney while David Wain Direct will the film from a screenplay by Michael Colton and John Aboud. Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing. Ed Helms is executive producer alongside Ted Hamm and Sean McKittrick. [1] Later that month, Martin Mull joined the cast of the film. [2] In April 2016, Domhnall Gleeson joined the cast as Henry Beard . [3]Joel McHale joined the cast as Chevy Chase . [4] That same month, Matt Walsh joined the cast as Matty Simmons . [5] Rick Glass and Jon Daly joined the cast as Harold Ramis and Bill Murray respectively. [6] Seth Greenjoined the cast as Christopher Guest . [7] Natasha Lyonne joined the cast as Anne Beatts . [8] Emmy Rossum joined the cast as Kathryn Walker . [9] It was later revealed that Finn Wittrock joined the cast. [10] [6] Seth Green joined the cast as Christopher Guest . [7] Natasha Lyonne joined the cast as Anne Beatts . [8] Emmy Rossum joined the cast as Kathryn Walker . [9] It was later revealed that Finn Wittrock joined the cast. [10] [6]Seth Green joined the cast as Christopher Guest . [7] Natasha Lyonne joined the cast as Anne Beatts . [8] Emmy Rossum joined the cast as Kathryn Walker . [9] It was later revealed that Finn Wittrock joined the cast. [10]

Filming

Principal photography on April 14, 2016, in Los Angeles, California . [11] [12]

References

  1. Jump up^ Kit, Borys (March 16, 2016). “Will Forte to Star as ‘National Lampoon’ Co-Founder in Netflix Movie (Exclusive)” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ A. Lincoln, Ross (March 30, 2016). “Martin Mull Joins’ A Futile And Stupid Gesture ‘Liana Liberato Gets To The Bone'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 4, 2016). “Domhnall Gleeson To Play National Lampoon Co-Founder In Netflix Film ‘A Futile And Stupid Gesture'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Kroll, Justin (April 5, 2016). “Joel McHale to Play Chevy Chase in Netflix’s National Lampoon Origin Pic” . Variety . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Patten, Dominic (April 7, 2016). “‘Veep’s Matt Walsh Joins Netflix’s’ A Futile & Stupid Gesture ‘National Lampoon Pic’ . Deadline.com . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ A. Lincoln, Ross (April 7, 2016). ” ‘ A Futile And Stupid Gesture’: Netflix’s National Lampoon Pic Finds Its Ramis & Murray” . Deadline.com . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ A. Lincoln, Ross (April 8, 2016). “Seth Green Joins Netflix National Lampoon Biopic ‘A Futile & Stupid Gesture'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Kroll, Justin (April 11, 2016). “Natasha Lyonne Joins Netflix’s National Lampoon Movie (EXCLUSIVE)” . Variety . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Kroll, Justin (April 13, 2016). “Emmy Rossum Joins Netflix’s National Lampoon Movie (EXCLUSIVE)” . Variety . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ “DP / 30 Emmy Watch: Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Hotel” . YouTube.com . June 16, 2016 . Retrieved June 22,2016 .
  11. Jump up^ Siegel, Tatiana (April 14, 2016). “Netflix Rounds Out Cast of National Lampoon Movie ‘A Futile & Stupid Gesture ‘ ” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ “Netflix’s A Futile & Stupid Gesture Starts Main Photography Today” . Netflix . April 14, 2016 . Retrieved June 22, 2016 .

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