Bill Hader revealed in an interview with Collider that there’s a couple new films he working and highlights two of them: The Skeleton Twins and The Hand Job.
Hader has increasingly become one of the most famous players on “Saturday Night Live” show, thanks to breakout characters like Stefon in addition to the brave tries of Buddhist monks self-immolating as a form to protest Kristen Wiig’s screen time.
Now he’s making an inevitable play for movie stardom. The first one is piece called “The Skeleton Twins” that he, Anna Farris, and Mark Duplass are attached to. Craig Johnson is going to direct it and Mark Heyman (Black Swan) penned. Hader and Anna Farris playing estranged twins, Milo and Maggie rejoined to confront how their lives went so wrong after coincidentally cheating death on the same day in this wacky dark comedy.
The other project is a new comedy scribed by his wife, Maggie Carey, and called “The Hand Job.” The script was showed up on the 2009 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. But back in October, Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) was toplined the film. Plaza plays a 17-year-old girl who wants to have diverse sexual experiences before she goes to college.
Hader also mentioned some more great talent lined up for the project which includes Andy Samberg, Donald Glover (Community) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights). Asked about what Hader would be up to during SNL’s hiatus, he openly said:
That movie is kind of in the same place as Skeleton Twins. They are kind of trying to get their funding together. It’s a really cool movie. The cast for that is great. It’s got Aubrey Plaza, me, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, and Johnny Simmons is attached to it. It’s a really cool movie that is insanely funny. We did a reading of it at the Austin Film Festival and it just blew the roof off of the place. People went nuts for it. I really hope that happens.”
So, good for you, Bill Hader! This sounds even better than SNL.