Apatow, Cera, Black, etc. get biblical on us.

Apatow, Cera, Black, etc. get biblical on us. December 5, 2007

So says the Hollywood Reporter:

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, known as McLovin in the summer hit “Superbad,” will reunite with producer Judd Apatow for Columbia’s “Year One,” a comedy set in biblical times.

Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple are also in final negotiations for the film.

The movie stars Jack Black and Michael Cera and is being directed by Harold Ramis. Filming is set to begin in January in Louisiana and New Mexico. . . .

Platt is in talks to play a platform-shoe-wearing high priest in the comedy, while Jones is on board to play a head palace guard named Sargon. Cross and Temple’s roles are not known. . . .

I suspect this will be less like Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and more like Dudley Moore’s Wholly Moses! (1980) — which, I must admit, I still haven’t seen, but still, its reputation does precede it — but I guess we’ll see.

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