For fans of the mockumentary, it doesn’t get much better than the string of feature films that started with Rob Reiner’s “This Is Spinal Tap” in 1984 and went on to include such classics of the genre as “Waiting for Guffman, “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind.”
Now Netflix has announced plans for “Mascots,” the latest project from mockumentary master Christopher Guest.
The streamer announced today that it will premiere the new project Oct. 13.
“Starring many of [Guest’s] regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy,” Netflix announced.
The announcement adds: “The Netflix original film stars Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock. The film was written by Christopher Guest & Jim Piddock and produced by Karen Murphy.
“Mascots” will have a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September before launching globally on Netflix on Oct. 13, 2016.
Here’s a teaser …