Big Fan stars my favorite comedian Patton Oswalt, in the directorial debut of Rob Siegel, who wrote my favorite movie of last year The Wrestler. I’ve already rubbed my nerd sweat and anticipation boner all over this flick, so I’ll try not to repeat myself, but now it has a trailer. I hope this doesn’t give too much away, but as you can see, the Taxi-Driver-meets-football-fanaticism plot involves Patton’s character getting beat up by his favorite player and suddenly having the power to decide his fate.
It also has a cameo from Michael Rapaport, and as you can hear at the 38-second mark, Sirius radio sports guy Scott Ferrall playing himself. I don’t know how people can listen to that guy without getting nauseous. Every time I hear him I wonder who decided to give a guy who sounds like an 85-year-old hooker with a trach tube a talk radio gig. It’d be like putting a progeria baby with a lazy eye on TV. Dang, I just inadvertently described Stu Scott and John Clayton, didn’t I. I guess what I’m saying is that ugly people know a lot about sports.
[opens Aug 24th]