Bill Hader Gets 'Lawless' After Announcing 'Saturday Night Live' Exit
In case you hadn't heard, comedian Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight years on the staple late night sketch comedy series. When he wasn't busy working on the latest episode, Hader made quite an impression as a supporting actor in plenty of comedies like Superbad, Hot Rod, Paul, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder and more. Now that he's leaving "SNL" behind, we can expect to see him more and more, and THR has word on an indie that has landed Hader's talents. The project is called Lawless, and it will mark the directorial debut of Yes Man writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel.
Paul and Mogel also wrote the script for the film (which might need a new title due to the Prohibition drama with the same title that came out last year with Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf) and the story follows Hader as a high school reunion committee chairman in Middle America, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20-year reunion. But that guy is now a big time commercial actor in LA, which pulls this average guy into the thick of Hollywood. Sounds like a great film that we could see at a festival and really give Hader a big push as a leading man. Meanwhile, Hader's voice leads Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 later this year and he also has a voice role in Turbo this summer.