Do you realize that Christopher Guest‘s last mockumentary film, For Your Consideration, came out in 2006? That’s 10 long years without a new movie from the man who basically owns an entire genre of film. Well soon we will all be able to stop waiting for Chris, because Netflix has released a teaser for his newest film, Mascots.
This brief promo, which we first came across at Collider, contains no actual footage from the movie, but it does have us as giddy as eating beans. In the vein of his past films it promises to tell the story of a group of people desperate for meaningless glory in a very specific and strange little world. The new Netflix film will explore the “ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field,” the Gold Fluffy.
The teaser might not show much, besides a cheap looking trophy, but the poster Netflix released with it sure does.
Mascots, which Guest co-wrote with Jim Piddock, will bring back plenty of the director’s frequent players, including Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, John Michael Higgins, Bob Balaban, Don Lake, Fred Willard, Michael Hitchcock, and Harry Shearer, as well as Silicon Valley‘s Zach Woods.
The movie will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and then be available to stream on Netflix starting October 13. We really wish we didn’t have to wait until then, but after 10 years, a couple more months doesn’t seem so bad.
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