There are some people out there that don’t like Jack Black for some reason — and I am certainly not one of them. I’ve been on the Jack Black bandwagon ever since he was spastically slinging his musical theories at John Cusack in High Fidelity. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the cornerstones of a generation of actors that has revolutionized comedy in cinema over the last 5 years or so.
Black has also made some quirky, intelligent flicks like Margot at the Wedding and The Holiday — the guy can do all levels of comedy. The next level will be alongside Mos Def in Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind, which will have its world premiere on January 20 at the Sundance Film Festival. In preparation for that, Black talked to Collider this week about working with Gondry, heading to Sundance and of course, some of his upcoming projects.
One particularly interesting project is Judd Apatow’s Year One. And even though lips have been tight around the project, Black did spill some of the beans: “Year One is a biblical comedy. It’s about the old testament. I’m just a dude wandering through biblical times. I’m not a famous character that you would have heard of before. Me and Michael Cera are just sort of wandering through, and you get to see all these old stories from the Torah, told through Agnostic, sort of, eyes.”
Sounds hilarious if you ask me. Hopefully we get more Superbad/Knocked Up Apatow and less Dewey Cox. But then again, only time will tell — we only know a paragraph’s worth of info about the flick.
Check out the entire interview with Collider here. Also, keep it locked right here come Sundance time, as I will be heading out to Park City for the first time ever to bring you full coverage!
Found via /Film