Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Christopher Guest Returns With a New Mockumentary

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:30 PM

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For those of you who have been re-watching “This is Spinal Tap” or “Best in Show,” quietly praying that mockumentary king Christopher Guest would return to his forte, rejoice.

Netflix announced today that Guest would be joining their growing list of big time movie folks creating smart, funny and popular originals for their streaming service.

“Mascots” will be Guest’s first directorial project since 2006’s “For Your Consideration,” a film that didn’t really hit well with fans or reviewers. (This is the only film of his that I haven't watched and quoted a zillion times. Once, was enough, though I say that with respect and disappointment.) The new feature will hearken back to what the fans love him for, satirical mockumentaries about funny people in niche worlds. From dog shows, to washed up rock bands and folk performers, this comedy will tell the untold story of mascots. Think of it as, the heart and soul beneath giant animal heads out on the football field or basketball court.

Not much has been released about the film, just a short plot description and promotional poster.

“Welcome to all the drama, intrigue, and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of 'unusual' men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned best mascot in the world.”

Though the cast has not been announced yet, I am willing to bet that some of his right hand men and women will be returning with their fearless brand of wit.

Catherine O'Hara and Fred Willard making jokes through big, hot animal heads. Yes, Please.

Parker Posey making some reference to Busy Bee, while maybe in a bee costume herself? I have been waiting for the day.

While no official release date has been announced, I am sure fans are just waiting, ready to dial it up to eleven.
 

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