SNL star Bill Hader (“Superbad,” “Paul”) has two films in development and details recently emerged over at The Playlist.
The first, “Vaughn Meader”, comes from scribe Rob Siegel (“The Wrestler,” “Big Fan”) which is a “dark but sweet” biopic about the American comedian and impersonator who became famous overnight for his impression of John F. Kennedy and his comedy album “The First Family” about the Kennedy clan. As soon as JFK was assassinated, so was Meader’s career.
The other is “Henchman” which Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing. Hader and “Hot Rod” director Akiva Schaffer will rework the script for Hader to star in and Schaffer to direct. Hader explains the plot:
“The film is about two guys who don’t realize it, but they’re two henchman for like the badguy in a ‘Bourne’ movie and then they slowly figure who that they’re working for the wrong guys, but like doing it in the actual style of a ‘Bourne’ movie. The aesthetics of a ‘Bourne’ movie, the shaky and handheld camera, that documentary feeling is how they shoot comedy these days, like ‘The Office’ and ‘Delocated,’ and so we realized we could keep that same style. That would be a different feel for that so’s something we’re working.”