Trailer For Netflix's A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE Tells The Insane True Story of National Lampoon
Netflix has released the first fantastically fun trailer for their new film A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The film comes from David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) and it tells the crazy true story of the early days of National Lampoon. If you've never heard of National Lampoon, you must've been living under a rock since you were born.
Before they produced classic films like Animal House, Caddyshack, and Vacation, they were an irreverent magazine that exploded and caused all kinds of insane controversy with all kinds of different people and groups. Here's the synopsis that was released:
A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the story of comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney, who co-created the National Lampoon, Caddyshack, and Animal House. Kenney was at the center of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation’s way of looking at the world.
While talking to EW, Wain talked about making this movie, saying:
“The whole task of the movie was terrifying in that way, in that we’re laying down the story of something that is important to a lot of people. But what I realized is that we can only just tell our story. Everyone has a different point of view. Memory is so elastic and people have wildly different recollections of even very objective facts. So we just listened to everybody and then we created a story.”
A Futile and Stupid Gesture looks like it's going to be a fantastically funny film. It also includes an awesome cast that consists of Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Lennon, Joel McHale, Matt Walsh, Paul Scheer, and many more. It going to be really interesting to see more of how the film portrays the likes of Bill Murray, John Belushi, Christopher Guest, Chevy Chase, Ivan Reitman, Gilda Radner, and Lorne Michaels in the movie.
The film is set to premiere at Sundance next month and hits Netflix on January 26th, 2018.