A Photo Guide to the Insane Cast of Netflix’s ‘National Lampoon’ Movie

nationallampoonToday, David Wain revealed on Instagram that his Netflix film about National Lampoon magazine co-founder Doug Kenney — titled A Futile and Stupid Gesture — began its first day of production. Based on Josh Karp’s 2006 book of the same name, the film is packed with comedy pros playing the comedy pros who came before them, from Will Forte as Kenney to Jon Daly as Bill Murray to Joel McHale as his former Community castmate Chevy Chase. While we wait to see more photos from the Futile and Stupid Gesture set, we thought it’d be fun to break down the major roles with some side-by-side photos because, as you’ll see, Wain and his team have done an impressive job casting what’s sure to be a comedy nerd’s dream film. In no particular order:

Will Forte as Doug Kenney
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Domhnall Gleeson as Henry Beard
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Thomas Lennon as Michael O’Donoghue
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Natasha Lyonne as Anne Beatts
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Joel McHale as Chevy Chase
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Jackie Tohn as Gilda Radner
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Jon Daly as Bill Murray
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John Gemberling as John Belushi
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Seth Green as Christopher Guest
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Rick Glassman as Harold Ramis
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Paul Scheer as Paul Shaffer
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Matt Lucas as Tony Hendra
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Matt Walsh as Matty Simmons
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Neil Casey as Brian McConnachie
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Lonny Ross as Ivan Reitman
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Armen Weitzman as Lorne Michaels
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Additional cast: Elvy Yost as Kenney and Beard’s assistant Mary Martello, Camille Gauty as Kenney’s former wife Alex Garcia-Mata, Emmy Rossum as Kenney’s fiancée Kathryn Walker, and Martin Mull an “imagined, older version of Kenney.” Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato serve as co-producers alongside screenwriters Michael Colton and John Aboud (Childrens Hospital).

For more on National Lampoon magazine, check out our look back on its origins here.

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