Last month, we reported that Will Forte had signed on to play National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney in a Netflix original movie directed by David Wain. Now, fresh off of appearing in pretty much every big movie last year (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Brooklyn, and The Revenant), Domhnall Gleeson has joined the cast as well. This comes from Deadline, which says Gleeson will be playing Henry Beard, one of the iconic humor magazine’s other co-founders and the co-author (along with Kenney) of the Bored Of The Rings parody novel.
The film will be titled A Futile And Stupid Gesture, and it will be based on Josh Karp’s book of the same name. The source material primarily revolves around Kenney’s life and tragic death (he was found at the bottom of a cliff in a Hawaii after struggling with addiction for a few years), so the movie will probably do the same.
Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for A Futile And Stupid Gesture.