〉 SNL‘s Kyle Mooney will star in the college comedy.
Veteran comedy scribe Nicholas Stoller is set to write 20th Century Fox’s comedy FRIEND FROM HOME, with Workaholics‘ director Kyle Newacheck set to helm and SNL‘s Kyle Mooney to star. The project, which is also produced by Stoller, has been described as a two-handed comedy centering on a small town dork that re-invents himself when he goes off to college. But, when his weird hometown best friend visits unannounced, he finds his cool new reputation being threatened and risks the truth about his secretly nerdy past being discovered.
Stoller has emerged in the last decade as a definitive voice in the comedy landscape, working on hits such as Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, The Muppets, and Yes Man. The writer/director has a packed slate of upcoming projects, but will next write/co-direct Warner Bros.’ animated comedy Storks and DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants adaptation. He’s repped by UTA.
Newacheck rose to prominence with his smash hit Comedy Central series Workaholics, on which he serves as an executive producer, director, writer, and recurring actor. He expanded into television directing by helming episodes of hit comedy series Parks and Recreation, Community, Happy Endings, and Adam Devine’s House Party. Up next, he’ll direct his first feature, which stars his Workaholics co-creators Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, and Blake Anderson, with Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin producing. He’s repped by WME and Avalon Management Group, Ltd.
Mooney got his start in the Youtube sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, which consists of Mooney, Beck Bennett, Dave McCary, and Nick Rutherford. Mooney has since appeared on multiple series, notably Hello Ladies, Parks and Recreation, Wilfred, and Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. In 2013, Mooney was hand-picked by Lorne Michaels to join SNL, taking up the mantle of Digital Sorts from Andy Samberg.
The mop-topped comedian will next appear in Michael Showalter’s feature comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris, which features a packed cast including Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and Stephen Root. He’ll also show up in Ben Stiller’s forthcoming comedy sequel, Zoolander 2. Mooney is repped by UTA and Mosaic.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor