Joel McHale to star in 'National Lampoon' biopic

Actor and comedian Joel McHale is in final talks to portray Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon" biopic "A Futile and Stupid Gesture".

Joel McHale to star in 'National Lampoon' biopic

Los Angeles: Actor and comedian Joel McHale is in final talks to portray Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon" biopic "A Futile and Stupid Gesture".

Based on the 2006 nonfiction book of the same name, the film will tell the ill-fated story of Doug Kenney, who co-founded the humor magazine-turned-comedy franchise, National Lampoon, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Actor Will Forte is on board to play Kenney, and Domnhall Gleeson is to portray fellow Lampoon cofounder Henry Beard. David Wain is directing the Netflix project. 

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