“Broad City” actor John Gemberling is set to portray legendary comedian John Belushi in Netflix’s original movie “A Futile & Stupid Gesture” which tells the tragic story of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.
Will Forte is set to play Kenney, Domhnall Gleeson is co-founder Henry Beard, and Joel McHale will co-star as Chevy Chase in the film about Kenney who helped create the popular humor magazine and co-wrote comedy classics “Caddyshack” and “Animal House”.
Kenney wound up struggling with drug and alcohol abuse before falling off a cliff in Hawaii under mysterious circumstances. David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer”) helms from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud, based on the book by Josh Karp.
Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing and filming begins later this month.
Source: The Wrap