Between Two Ferns to become a movie | Netflix picks up Zach Galifianakis format

Between Two Ferns to become a movie

Netflix picks up Zach Galifianakis format

It seems like an unlikely premise for a movie, but Zach Galifianakis awkward interview series Between Two Ferns is becoming a Netflix feature film.

It will be directed by Scott Aukerman, who co-created the format for the Funny Or Die website, and will be released on  September 20.

Netflix bills the show as ‘featuring celebrities you’ve heard of’ – but gave no other details of who they might be.

The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis made 21 episodes of the series, but only two in the last four-and-a-half years; one with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential campaign and one last year with   Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B. 

Previous instalments included Brad Pitt, President Barack Obama – and Louis CK.

The Netflix blurb to the movie says: ‘Zach Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show Between Two Ferns and uploaded it to Funny or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.’

Galifianakis announced the news at a Netflix event in Los Angeles.

Published: 24 May 2019

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