I like Zach Galifianakis. I think the guy’s got talent. I want him to be a star. Hence, my piece about whether or not he’d blow up after his success in The Hangover. “The Hollywood Reporter’s” Risky Biz Blog wrote a piece about the options ZG now has at his disposal. None of the projects mentioned in the Risky Biz Blog piece were mentioned in my original article about where Galifianakis was projected to go after The Hangover.
Galifianakis is attached (or has option to be attached) to three projects that are set up to be produced, if not directed, by The Hangover helmer, Todd Phillips. Those three projects are entitled Man-Witch, Due Date and Say Uncle.
Man-Witch is about a man who discovers he has supernatural powers and attends an all-girls witch school. The premise reminds me a little of Bruce Almighty in terms of what I envision how the powers are used. Attending an all-girls school is kinda weird though, and I hope it doesn’t have any semblance to White Chicks in that regard.
Due Date is about a slacker who takes a roadtrip with an uptight businessman. Sounds simple enough, but it doesn’t seem like anything we haven’t seen before.
I don’t know anything about Say Uncle, so I’ll leave it at that. It appears that Man-Witch is the most sure-fire hit Galifianakis can choose to star in, since it’s a Jim Carrey-esque high-concept vehicle.
Of course, Galifianakis has yet to commit to any of these, but these are most likely his first options should he choose to take them. Marshall Fine, an author and film critic recently wrote an open letter to Galifianakis, urging him to choose his next role wisely. He begs him to pick something that isn’t a cash-grab and hopefully if Galifianakis chooses to do any of the three projects mentioned above, he makes sure they’re uniquely branded for him. I’m pulling for him, too.
Here’s another “Between Two Ferns” segment for you: