Napoleon Dynamite Director Jared Hess' Next Movie

December 20, 2007
Source: JoBlo

Napoleon Dynamite Director Jared Hess

Jared Hess is the genius filmmaker who brought us forever-immortalized Napoleon Dynamite and followed that up with the not-as-funny Nacho Libre. Since Nacho came out in mid-2006, Hess has been rather quiet. He's been working on another script which is already complete and going into production next March. What is it? It's called Gentleman Broncos and is another independent comedy that you need to hear the description of. If you thought the concept of Napoleon was funny (and who didn't?) then this sounds like it's kickin' it up a notch and getting even funnier.

Gentleman Broncos is a script that Hess wrote with his writing partner and wife, Jerusha Hess, who also worked on his first two films. The plot description comes courtesy of JoBlo. The film "follows a high school outcast who's an aspiring fantasy author. He attends a fantasy convention to show off his work and finds his supposed masterpiece - 'Yeast Lords' - ripped off by legendary novelist Ronald Chevalier, who has turned desperate for ideas."

School of Rock writer and Year of the Dog director Mike White will be producing. It sounds like this will be debuting at Sundance 2009, so keep on the look out for more on Gentleman Broncos then, if not earlier. They're shooting in Utah, the same place as they shot Napoleon and the home state of Sundance.

Having encountered numerous fantasy geeks in my life, I'm quite familiar the type and I'm laughing out loud just thinking about the concept. Just think if Napoleon Dynamite were a bigger geek / aspiring fantasy author and you get the idea. Finally a great indie comedy to look forward to!

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The name just kills me. I can't wait, this movie's going to be hilarious!

T.J. Adams on Dec 20, 2007


Loved it loved it. I'm from Tucson. We're so Mexican here, we're as Mexican as you can get without leaving the states. I'm proud to be a Tucsonense, and I loved the Hess's second movie even more than their last. Their next one, wow, what if its even better. It gives me pain to think that people actually see Nacho Libre as not as funny as Napoleon Dynamite. I think thats because of their cultural lack of knowledge. There's so much colorful hyper-realism in here that I love it more and more. As a border dweller, I celebrate this lively take on a real Estados Unidos Mexicanos hero. I will watch anything the Hess's make from now on. They have made my life better. Y si no entiendes esta pelicula, es porque no entiendes nada de Mexico Lindo. Que Trajedia. Rock on you Hesses!

Lisa E. Goldman, future psychiatrist on Dec 21, 2007


You said it perfectly! I hate hearing people say nacho libre wasn't funny. I think you're right they just lack the knowledge. They don't even know what they're talking about. But oh yeah Loved IT! Both of them.

T.J. Adams on Dec 24, 2007


napoleon dynamite was filmed in Preston, Idaho, not Utah

josh on Dec 26, 2007


Preston Idaho is 3 inches from utah. Not a horrible mistake, Josh.

Don on Jul 25, 2008


Hello my name is kendra im 12 and i am very impressed with your movie napoline dynamite and so im going to use yo and John Heider in my school project bye

Kendra Maclean on Oct 30, 2008

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