Three big names are already attached to this National Lampoon biopic -- which in itself stems from a Josh Karp book -- with the likes of Netflix, director David Wain and lead actor Will Forte who will play the original lampoonian, Doug Kenny. Two weeks ago we reported that a movie called A Futile and Stupid Gesture that is based on the paper was to be made in conjunction with Netflix and Wain. Earlier this week, it was reported by Deadline that About Time star Domhnall Gleeseon had joined the project to play the co-founder of the satirical paper. He'll portray Robert Beard who, along with Forte's Kenny, founded the paper.
Now, THR has their own exclusive saying that Joel McHale will portray none other than his former Community costar Chevy Chase, whose career ostentatiously blew up from the paper. Chase starred in movies that Kenny wrote including Caddyshack. The movie is based on the 2006 book of the same name and is set to be written by Michael Colton and John Aboud.