He joins Chlöe Grace Moretz and Michael Peña who have already been announced. Tim Story is directing and executive producing the update of the 1940 cartoon shorts created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Former Warner Bros exec and DreamWorks Animation boss Chris DeFaria is producing, with Adam Goodman serving as EP.
Jost is a 10-time Primetime Emmy nominee for Saturday Night Live. He has won, and shared, a WGA Award for his work on SNL a total of five times, with a nomination as recently as this year in the comedy/variety sketch series category.
Jost’s films credits include How to Be Single and Staten Island Summer. He co-hosted the 70th Primetime Emmys with his Weekend Update co-host Michel Che in 2018.
Jost is repped by CAA.