McLovin is Back in Biblical Times! He's Been Cast in Apatow's Year One
At the very first screening of Superbad at Comic-Con in July, I remember Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen saying that the life of Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays McLovin, would change forever after that night. He would forever be known as McLovin. Since that first debut role as McLovin, Mintz-Plasse has again been picked up for another Judd Apatow comedy, this one titled Year One. He joins alongside of Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple. The film is being directed by Harold Ramis, best known as Egon in Ghostbusters and also the director of Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This.
Year One is on its way to becoming a huge hit aiming for release in 2009, with Jack Black in the lead as well as Michael Cera, who played Evan in Superbad and also stars in Juno, and now McLovin, too. Oliver Platt has also joined the cast and will play a platform-shoe-wearing high priest. The story details are being kept very quiet, but all that's known is that it's a comedy set in biblical times. The movie is based on a story by Ramis who, along with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, penned the screenplay. Judd Apatow will act as producer.
There's a reason why Judd Apatow was named the smartest person in Hollywood, and that's because he's redefined hit comedies. Only comedies with Apatow's unique touch will hit it big and still hold up with critics. Just this year alone he redefined the sex comedy with Knocked Up and Superbad. Next year he's tackling the stoner comedy with Pineapple Express, and I can only imagine that in 2009 they'll be redefining the religious comedy with Year One. At least they've got McLovin!