Why hasn’t anyone made a live-action movie about the founders of National Lampoon? Netflix has decided to change that with their own movie about the founders of National Lampoon, Doug Kenney (Will Forte) and Henry Beard (Domnhall Gleeson) called A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The trailer is full of 70s goodness while giving us a first look at the founding of the magazine which launched such iconic comedies as Animal House and Caddyshack as well as TV’s Saturday Night Live. The movie includes a cast of big name actors playing past comedy greats including Joel McHale as Chevy Chase, Seth Green as Christopher Guest, and Thomas Lennon as Michael O’Donoghue who became SNL’s first head writer. The film looks to be hilarious retro romp and we don’t have long to wait as A Futile and Stupid Gesture will be released on Netflix on Friday, January 26th, 2018.
Seriously, who would have thought that a Robin Williams driven family adventure film would tackle issues such as PTSD, a struggling father-son relationship dynamics, and childhood trauma?
Will this show live up to the hype?