Joel McHale to portray Chevy Chase in National Lampoon biopic

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If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.


Yesterday, we learned that Joel McHale is in final negotiations to portray Chevy Chase in a Netflix original movie about National Lampoon co-founder Douglas Kenney.  Actor Will Forte (NBC’s The Last Man on Earth) is set to play Kenney, and Domnhall Gleeson (Star Wars, Ex Machina) as fellow co-founder Henry Beard.

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McHale with Chase in a scene from NBC’s “Community”

McHale starred with Chase in NBC’s sleeper hit “Community,”  a comedy centered in the frenzied and nonsensical campus of Greendale Community College. The series enjoyed a tumultuous five years on NBC’s roster before switching to Yahoo Screen.

To read more about the film, crew and actors, jump over to The Hollywood Reporter.