MORMONS AND KIWIS JOIN FORCES

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01.31.08 25 Comments

I’ve posted this video from Flight of the Conchords because Jemaine Clement (he’s the weird looking one) has been cast in Gentleman Broncos, Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess’ next film. 

Gentlemen Broncos "follows a high school outcast who’s an aspiring fantasy author. He attends a fantasy convention to show off his work and finds his supposed masterpiece – ‘Yeast Lords’ – ripped off by legendary novelist Ronald Chevalier, who has turned desperate for ideas." The film’s script was written by Jared Hess and his wife Jerusha, the same two who wrote both Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. Production is set to start in March. [FirstShowing.net]

Also joining the cast are Sam Rockwell (left, with the sweet mustache) and Michael Angarano (right). 

I’m not sure how to feel about this one.  I like Flight of the Conchords, and I even loved Napoleon Dynamite before the nerds ruined it (yeah, I said it. it felt good, dammit).  But Conchords humor plus Napoleon Dynamite humor?  Jesus, it might be so deadpan that it’s just two guys staring at each other with their mouths open for two hours.  It’d cut to one guy, then the other, then to a close up of the ironic galoshes they’re both wearing. It might not be funny, but you’ll laugh because the only other option is feeling really uncomfortable.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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