Casting continues on the National Lampoon biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture, with more actors joining the ranks of the new Netflix film.
Seth Green is the latest name to join the cast, with the Family Guy actor set to play Christopher Guest, co-creator of The Is Spinal Tap. Rick Glassman (Undateable) has signed on to play the late Harold Ramis while Jon Daly (Zoolander 2) will play Bill Murray.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Josh Karp from 2006 and follows “the troubled life and storied career of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, while charting the impact of the comedy magazine and subsequent media empire it spawned during the 1970s and ’80s.”
Will Forte (Nebraska) plays Kenney with Joel Mchale (Community) as Chevy Chase, Domnhall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Henry Beard and Thomas Lennon (I Love You, Man) as Michael O’Donoghue. Matt Walsh (Into the Storm) has also joined the cast.
David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) directs the film, due for release on Netflix in 2017.