Jason Lee Making His Directorial Debut with 'Get Back' Comedy
by Ethan Anderton
November 18, 2009
Just over a decade ago was the time when I first became familiar with the raunchy, comedic work of auteur Kevin Smith. And while I'm still a fan of his work, I think I'm more grateful for his bringing actor Jason Lee to a wider audience. Over the past few years, he's been tied up in the NBC comedy series "My Name is Earl." But with its recent cancellation, THR reports Lee is now free to shave that hideous moustache, get a haircut and buckle down to direct his first feature titled Get Back, the story of two music-obsessed friends who time travel to 1966 London, where one gets caught in a love triangle with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Every fiber of my being wishes this story will become a reality so as to avoid the eventual downfall of The Beatles, which will forever be blamed on that shrill-voiced shrew of a woman. Though I'm not sure if this love triangle is intentional or accidental, I'll settle for a decent fictional comedy just the same. It doesn't sound like Lee will be in front of the camera for this one along with his directing duties, but no word on any casting just yet or even when this project will get off the ground, so who knows. And is it just me or would Jason Lee be an absolute dead wringer to star in a biopic of filmmaker Jason Reitman? Of course it's too early for that, and I'm just happy seeing Lee get back to something non-"Earl" related. Same for you?