Will Forte Adds His Name To Ben Stiller And Vince Vaughn's Neighborhood Watch
Akiva Schafferís Neighborhood Watch is filling up with funny people. Will Forte, ensemble player on Saturday Night Live and star of his own cult film, MacGruber, is the latest name added to a cast that already included Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt.
The high-concept comedy revolves around suburban husbands and fathers who form a neighborhood watch program as an excuse to get out of their houses and escape their wives and children. But problems arise when the movie takes a sharp left turn and the Watch men stumble on an alien conspiracy, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hey, if itís funny, weíll follow these guys anywhere. Letís just hope Schaffer, who directed Hot Rod with Andy Samberg in 2007, can turn Watch into more than a glorified SNL skit.
Forte, meanwhile, has been stringing together back-to-back projects that would have other comedians salivating. In addition to recurring roles on the very funny 30 Rock and lending his voice to FOXís The Cleveland Show, Forte has supporting parts alongside Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand in Adam Shankmanís musical adaptation of the Broadway smash Rock of Ages, and will play a part in Adam Sandlerís I Hate You, Dad, also with Samberg. Now letís just hope Schaffer has room for all of the funny people he has poured into Watch, which is working from a Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg screenplay as it shoots for a July 27, 2012 release date.
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