The Netflix film adaptation of Zach Galifianakis’s Emmy-winning mock-interview series Between Two Ferns has finally received a release date and synopsis.
Set to debut on the streaming platform on Sept. 20, the Scott Aukerman-directed film follows Galifianakis as he becomes a viral laughingstock after Will Ferrell discovers his public access TV show Between Two Ferns and uploads it to Funny Or Die. To restore his reputation, Galifianakis and “his crew” will embark on a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews.
Guest stars appearing in Between Two Ferns: The Movie have yet to be revealed, but the casting is billed as “featuring celebrities you’ve heard of.” That’s better than nothing.
Initial news of the web series’ adaptation broke in December, when it was reported that Peter Dinklage, The Hangoverduo Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, Keanu Reeves and David Letterman would be making guest appearances. Seeing that Galifianakis announced the film’s release date at Thursday’s FYSEE event for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, the latter seems likely.
Created by Aukerman and Galifianakis in 2008, Between Two Ferns features Galifianakis interviewing celebrities in a bizarre, antagonistic manner in the vein of low-budget, public-access television shows. Now airing sporadically on Funny Or Die, the show has featured a strange roster of guests, including Michael Cera, Sean Penn, Tila Tequila and then-President Barack Obama. The most recent episode, featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B, debuted last June.
The film was scripted by both Aukerman and Galifianakis, who serve as producers alongside Funny Or Die’s Caitlin Daley and Mike Farah.