This summer on HBO, it’s Jon Snow vs. Jake Peralta on the only court that matters…the tennis court!
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg have teamed up for 7 Days in Hell, a 45-minute mockumentary film that parodies ESPN’s 30 for 30 and other sports documentaries.
In this movie, Samberg steps away from his Brooklyn Nine-Nine character to portray tennis bad-boy, Aaron Williams. Opposite Samberg, Harington gets a rare comedic role as Williams’ opponent, Charles Poole.
The premise of 7 Days in Hell is that Williams and Poole had an epic match at Wimbledon that lasted for seven days…much to the annoyance of the announcers and the fans who had to sit through the entire thing.
To lend this mockumentary a little authenticity from the world of professional tennis, John McEnroe and Serena Williams will appear as themselves. 7 Days in Hell has also assembled an amazing lineup of performers including Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Lena Dunham (Girls), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Mary Steenburgen (Justified), Will Forte (Last Man on Earth), Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), and Fred Armisen (Portlandia).
The film was directed by Jake Szymanski (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) from a script by Murray Miller (Girls). HBO will premiere 7 Days in Hell on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
What did you think of the trailer for 7 Days in Hell? And more importantly, who do you think will come out on top of the tennis match of the century?! Serve up your responses in the comment section below!