It’s Friday, and the secret word is “selfie.” (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Paul Reubens made his Instagram debut today with the first photo from the set of Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. It’s a photo taken by Joe Manganiello, who just joined the cast last week.
Pee Wee’s Big Holiday marks the first time Reubens has returned to the character that made him a household name since 2010’s The Pee-wee Herman Stage Show: The Return, and the first Pee Wee film since the regrettable Big Top Pee-wee back in 1988. (Certain red-eyed film buffs recall, if foggily, the Pee-wee Herman character ratting on the stoner heroes in Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie way back in 1980.) A road movie in the spirit of 1985’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Holiday sees Pee Wee taking his first-ever vacation, during which he experiences what is being described — hopefully with total sincerity — as an epic story of friendship and destiny. Planned for release on Netflix in all territories, it’s directed by Wonder Showzen vet John Lee, from a script by Ruebens and UCB alum Paul Rust.