I’m a sucker for clever music videos. Add Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Jason Bateman and you’ve got me in full-on boner alert mode.
The cast is pretty stacked, but this movie kind of falls into the same category as every movie that is trying to replicate a special feeling once upon a time. The ‘Vacation’ movies were amazing, and each one was different yet universally loved because the cast and the writing was so good. Chevy Chase was in his prime, and believe it not, at one point, that’s all a movie or show needed. Ed Helms is taking the place of Chevy, so to speak, as Rusty and his family take the fateful journey to Wally World. As much as this movie not being great scares me, the scene with the hot girl getting hit by a truck will always be funny. I don’t know how big a role Chevy Chase has in the movie, but I’m just glad he looks better than he did at SNL 40.
Detective Frank Drebin is coming back with Ed Helms on board to portray Leslie Nielsen’s character in Paramount’s reboot of “The Naked Gun” comedy franchise.
The studio has tapped the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant — best known for the “Night at the Museum” and “Reno 911″ franchises, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character. (Via Variety)
Before everyone on the internet loses their shit let me preface this post with this: Ed Helms will never live up to Leslie Nielsen’s role in these movies. Never. Ok, now with that said I can now confidently say that I will fully enjoy this reboot. I loved ‘The Naked Gun’ trilogy and I can’t wait to see what Ed Helms does with the role. He is just strange enough for it to work.
Also, let’s hope OJ gets re-casted as Norberg. I’ll lose my mind.