Christopher Guest Prepping New Mockumentary About “Retro Collectors”; Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins May Join

     September 24, 2010


Director Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) is going back to mockumentaries once again and this time he’s turning his attention to “retro collectors.  Women on the Web [via Cinematical] says the new movie will focus on “people who ferret out such things as old comic books, Barbie dolls, vintage magazine ads, vinyl 45-rpm singles, or even – ick! – Charles Manson song lyrics written on Kleenex. There’s a massive underground of collectors who would do the Borgia’s proud as they scheme and double-cross to possess the item they crave. (Those who collect movie star memorabilia can be especially treacherous.).”

Guest standbys Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, and John Michael Higgins, are reportedly being considered for roles.  If Guest is getting his band back together, should we also expect Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Ed Begley Jr., Larry Miller, Fred Ward, Catherine O’Hara, and Eugene Levy?  Let’s hope so.  But more than the great cast that Guest will almost certainly assemble, I hope that this new film will feel more energetic than his tired last effort, For Your Consideration.

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