Earlier this year, Netflix unspooled “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” at the Sundance Film Festival, and in a matter of weeks, debuted the movie around the globe on the service. Next year, they’re doing with the same with another lengthily titled flick: “A Futile And Stupid Gesture.” And it’s packing a powerhouse of talent.
Directed by David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Role Models“) and starring Will Forte, Martin Mull, Domhnall Gleeson, Matt Walsh, Joel McHale, and Emmy Rossum, the film dives into the early days of National Lampoon, the comedy magazine, that soon became a massive Hollywood brand. Here’s the official synopsis:
The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after such monumental films as Animal House and Caddyshack, and as the place that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radnor—but before the glory days it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive comedy magazine. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood and beyond.
“A Futile And Stupid Gesture” will screen at Sundance and hits Netflix on January 26th — two days before the festival is over.