Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by Hunter Stephenson
“It’s the Nard Dawg meets Glory meets Bill and Ted’s.” Actor Ed Helms (The Office), a native of Georgia, will write and top-line an untitled comedy about a highly dedicated Civil War re-enactor who travels back in time to the actual event. Joining the character in the potentially history-’ploding debacle will be two fellow re-enactors and a black history professor. Office co-star, Steve Carell, will produce and joining Helms on script duties will be writing partner, Jake Fleisher. This summer, Helms co-stars in Todd Phillips’s The Hangover alongside Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, which is being singled out as a break-out hit along the lines of Old School, Knocked Up, or Bachelor Party without a coke donkey.
There is no shortage of comedies (and hokey ghost hunting shows for that matter) that poke fun at re-enactors of all sorts. Choke featured similar re-enactors in Colonial Williamburg, The Cable Guy had a few memorable scenes at Medieval Times, and The Sasquatch Gang is filled with fantasy re-enactor nerds and their depressing foam weapons. Any others come to mind? Let us know in the comments.