Towards the tail end of 2015 it was hard to escape the presence of Domhnall Gleeson. He starred in two Best Picture-nominated movies, Brooklyn and The Revenant, and of course was the villainous General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And let's not forget he also led Alex Garland's Oscar-winning Ex Machina. That's a lot of huge projects all in one year, and now Gleeson is signing on for something a bit smaller but should offer a lot of laughs because it deals with one of the greatest comedy groups of all-time.
Gleeson is joining Will Forte in Netflix's A Futile and Stupid Gesture, which centers on the early days of legendary comedy franchise, National Lampoon. David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer) is directing based on script adapted from Josh Karp's book about the comedy giant. Forte will play troubled founder Doug Kenney, while Gleeson is Henry Beard.
Filming is expected to begin later this month. Next up for Gleeson is the sci-fi film Mena, alongside Tom Cruise.