Jack Black Spills Year One Details
Back in early December we posted casting news about Christopher Mintz-Plasse, known as McLovin, being added to the ensemble line-up in the upcoming Judd Apatow produced comedy Year One. Details were being kept very quiet, and all that is known is that it's "a comedy set in biblical times." The rest of the cast includes Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones, and Juno Temple, with Harold Ramis (Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze This) directing. While promoting the upcoming Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black spilled some actual details on the story, and it sounds great.
"Year One is a biblical comedy. It's about the old testament. I'm just a dude wandering through biblical times. I'm not a famous character that you would have heard of before. Me and Michael Cera are just sort of wandering through, and you get to see all these old stories from the Torah, told through Agnostic, sort of, eyes."
Year One is currently set for release on June 19th, 2009. The script was written by Harold Ramis, Lee Eisenberg ("The Office"), and Gene Stupnitsky ("The Office"). Jack Black also confirms that the script was completed before the strike and that they're on track to head into production sometime soon and easily make the release date.
By the time this rolls around in 2009, it'll probably be the talk of the summer. Not only will it be quite controversial but I'm expecting it to be absolutely hilarious. I really think Apatow is going to redefine and reinvigorate almost every comedy genre. He stared with the sex comedy (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad), just did the musical comedy (Walk Hard), is moving to the stoner comedy next (The Pineapple Express), and will now tackle religious comedy come 2009.