‘A Futile And Stupid Gesture’: Netflix’s National Lampoon Pic Finds Its Ramis & Murray

Netflix’s upcoming biopic A Futile And Stupid Gesture has cast Undateable‘s Rick Glassman and Kroll Show vet Jon Daly in key supporting roles as Harold Ramis and Bill Murrary respectively. Based on Josh Karp’s best-selling 2006 book about the troubled life and storied career of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, the film also charts the impact of the comedy magazine and subsequent media empire it spawned during the 1970s and ’80s.

Directed by The State alum and The Wet Hot American Summer‘s David Wain from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud, Will Forte, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, Domhnall Gleeson, Jackie Tohn, and Veep‘s Matt Walsh also star. Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing with Wain, Colton, Aboud, Ed Helms, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm on as executive producers on the film, planned for release on Netflix in 2017.

Along with Undateable, Glassman has appeared on The Comedians and wrote and directed the web series The Sixth Lead, which will screen at the Hollywood Comedy Festival next weekend. He’s repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Best known for his work on Kroll Show and for the Amazon series Betas, Daly’s other credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander 2, Mystery Team, and Family Guy.Daly is repped by UTA and Principato-Young.

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