Gleeson To Play “National Lampoon” Co-Founder

“Ex Machina,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor Domhnall Gleeson is closing a deal to join Will Forte in Netflix’s original film “A Futile And Stupid Gesture”.

The drama/comedy follows the guys who founded National Lampoon magazine and turned it into a comic force that hatched talents such as John Hughes and John Belushi along with iconic movies like “Animal House” and “Caddyshack”.

Forte will play Doug Kenney, and Gleeson will play Henry Beard, the pair forming the comedy magazine with Robert Hoffman. David Wain is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud. Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing.

Source: Deadline