Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Christopher Guest’s First Comedy in Nearly a Decade Is About the Competitive World of Sports Mascots

Christopher Guest, the Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show director, is releasing his first film in nearly a decade, and it sounds perfectly Christopher Guest–ian. The comedy Mascots will arrive on Netflix on Oct. 13 and stars numerous Guest regulars, including Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., and many more.

Mascots is set the cutthroat world of sports mascots competitions, a somewhat absurd premise that seems right up the alley of a director who has previously explored the competitive worlds of dog shows and small-town community theater. The teaser doesn’t reveal any actual footage from the film—instead, it shows off the “Gold Fluffy,” the most prestigious award a mascot could hope to achieve.