Actor and comedian Martin Mull has signed on to an upcoming project coming together at Netflix. Deadline.com reports that Mull will play a key role in the film “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.”
The project, based on the 2006 nonfiction book by Josh Karp, depicts the life of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.
“The film also examines the impact of the comedy magazine and the media empire it spawned during the 1970s and ’80s, with Mull set to play ‘Modern Doug,’ an imagined, older version of Kenney, who died in 1980 after falling off a cliff in Hawaii under unclear circumstances,” Deadline reports.
Will Forte will play the younger version of Kenney. David Wain is directing.