A Futile and Stupid Gesture

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture is an upcoming American biographical comedy film based on Josh Karp's book of the same name, directed by David Wain, and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. The film stars Will Forte as comedy writer Doug Kenney during... read more
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A Futile and Stupid Gesture is an upcoming American biographical comedy film based on Josh Karp's book of the same name, directed by David Wain, and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. The film stars Will Forte as comedy writer Doug Kenney during the rise and fall of National Lampoon. It will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It will be released on Netflix on January 26, 2018.

Original Release

01/26/2018

Cast

Will Forte Douglas Kenney
Domhnall Gleeson Henry Beard
Martin Mull Modern Doug
Thomas Lennon Michael O'Donoghue
Joel McHale Chevy Chase
John Gemberling John Belushi
Matt Walsh Matty Simmons
Rick Glassman Harold Ramis
Jon Daly Bill Murray
Seth Green Christopher Guest
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Wain

Writers

John Aboud, Michael Colton, Josh Karp

Cast

Will Forte Douglas Kenney
Domhnall Gleeson Henry Beard
Martin Mull Modern Doug
Thomas Lennon Michael O'Donoghue
Joel McHale Chevy Chase
John Gemberling John Belushi
Matt Walsh Matty Simmons
Rick Glassman Harold Ramis
Jon Daly Bill Murray
Seth Green Christopher Guest
Matt Lucas Tony Hendra
Paul Scheer Paul Shaffer
Lonny Ross Ivan Reitman
Neil Casey Brian McConnachie
Armen Weitzman Lorne Michaels
Jackie Tohn Gilda Radner
Natasha Lyonne Anne Beatts
Emmy Rossum Kathryn Walker
Camille Guaty Alex Garcia-Mata
Finn Wittrock Tim Matheson

Producers

Ed Helms Executive Producer
John Aboud Executive Producer
Michael Colton Executive Producer
David Wain Executive Producer
Sean McKittrick Executive Producer
Ben Ormand Executive Producer
Edward H. Hamm Jr. Executive Producer
Collin Creighton Executive Producer
Pauline Fischer Executive Producer
Peter Principato Producer
Jonathan Stern Producer
Trish Hadley Producer
Ted Sarandos Producer

Editors

Jamie Gross, Robert Nassau, David Egan

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