Based on the book 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever' by Josh Karp, this biopic about the co-creator of 'National Lampoon', 'Caddyshack', and 'Animal House' is headed straight to Netflix very soon.
Starring Will Forte as Doug Kenney, the film tells the tale of the one of the founders of National Lampoon magazine and the comedy empire that followed. Domnhall Gleeson co-stars as magazine co-founder Henry Beard, while a host of famous faces play some older famous faces, such as Joel McHale as Chevy Chase, Seth Green as Christopher Guest, John Gemberling as John Belushi, Jackie Tohn as Gilda Radner and Jon Daly as Bill Murray.
Honestly, it looks brilliant.
'A Futile and Stupid Gesture' will premiere on Netflix on January 26th.