Sam Rockwell To Co-Star In Ben Schwartz’s Upcoming Comedy

It’s the Blue Iguana reunion nobody asked for! Well, in this case the pairing of Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz is pretty great, regardless of how bad things went the first time. THR reports Rockwell will star in an upcoming Fox Searchlight comedy penned Schwartz, who sounds an awful lot like Sonic the Hedgehog.

There isn’t much in the way of details yet, but we know Rockwell and Schwartz will co-star together, with the latter writing the script. If you’re fans of both actors, chances are the plot doesn’t really matter. Rockwell is an Oscar-winner who continues to do great work, most recently in Jojo Rabbit, Richard Jewell, and the FX series Fosse/Verdon. Schwartz did actually just voice Sonic the Hedgehog for the recent hit movie, and was part of that Parks & Rec reunion special which just aired.

So yeah, the Blue Iguana thing. Rockwell and Schwartz starred in the 2018 crime comedy together, and it’s not good. The fault isn’t entirely theirs, and surely what they do next will be much better.

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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