Joel McHale has signed on to play legendary comedian and his former “Community” co-star Chevy Chase in the Netflix original film “A Futile and Stupid Gesture”.
The David Wain-helmed biopic follows National Lampoon co-founders Douglas Kenney (Will Forte) and Henry Beard (Domhnall Gleeson) and how they turned their humor magazine into a major force and brand in 1970s comedy.
Chase was a close friend of Kenney and also starred in the Kenney-penned “Caddyshack” and NL’s “Vacation” franchise. Chase was with Kenney in Hawaii prior to his death in Hawaii. The $15-20 million film aims to begin shooting later this month. Peter Principato and Jonathan Stern are producing.