Netflix has unveiled a first look at the brand new comedy from filmmaker Christopher Guest, and boy does it look tremendous. Mascots is Guest’s first original feature since 2006’s Oscar buzz-centric For Your Consideration, and yes, it’s another mockumentary in the vein of Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. The film reunites Guest with his regular troupe of actors, including Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, and John Michael Higgins, and this time around the crew takes on the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots as they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.
Guest co-wrote the picture with Jim Piddock, and while it will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September, Netflix announced today that Mascots will be available to stream everywhere starting October 13th. This is tremendous news all around, and while this tease doesn’t reveal any footage from the movie, a debut piece of key art provides an incredibly promising look at some of the cast in character.
Check out the Mascots teaser below. The film also stars Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, and Jim Piddock.
Here’s the official logline for Mascots:
Mascots is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, this latest film takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.