The Daily Show‘s John Oliver is set to star in the sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. Directed by Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame), Deadline says the plot is being kept under wraps, but the film’s producers say that the story involves “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” Robin Williams is in talks to play the role of Dennis the Dog while Jones has reached out to fellow Flying Circus members John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam to voice the aliens. Production is scheduled for next spring.
Oliver is The Daily Show‘s best correspondent and I can easily see him making the leap to feature films. Hopefully, Absolutely Anything will be a far better movie than his last cinematic outing, 2008′ The Love Guru.