Is Danny McBride getting his superhero franchise with ‘Hench’?

05.29.09 9 years ago

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If Seth Rogen can play a superhero in the upcoming action flick “The Green Hornet” why not Danny McBride?  Well, that might be a stretch right now, but McBride is getting close enough.

The rising supporting star of flicks such as “Pineapple Express” and “Tropic Thunder” is ready to breakout as a leading man after the success of his HBO series “Eastbound and Down” and Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the graphic novel “Hench” as a potential vehicle for the actor and screenwriter.  In fact, according to Variety, McBride will adapt the property with his “Eastbound” collaborator Shawn Harwell.

In front of the camera, “Hench” will find McBride playing a pro football player who finds himself without a gig after suffering a career-ending injury.  So, of course, he signs on as a henchman to a successful villain.

McBride appears next month alongside Will Ferrell in the big screen reboot of “Land of the Lost.”  He’s also prepping his role in David Gordon Green’s “Your Highness.”   Following production of that period comedy, McBride will begin shooting season two of “Eastbound.”

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