The first trailer has arrived for Netflix’s Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Yes, that is a thing that exists. It was first reported back in December that a movie version of the popular web series was in the works. Zach Galifianakis‘ fake talk show first aired on Funny Or Die in 2008 and quickly gained a cult following.
The film will see Galifianakis and his crew hitting the road to regain his reputation after almost killing Matthew McConaughey during an interview. This means interviewing other famous people and more embarrassing questions. Which means plenty of celebrity cameos. See below.
Yes, it looks like the film is pretty much ten Between Two Ferns sketches stitched together by a road trip plot. But we all knew what we were getting when a web series that rarely produced episodes longer than ten minutes suddenly had a feature film in the works. None of that will matter if the film is funny, which is its primary goal anyway.
Galifianakis presumably had full creative control over this whole thing, which should mean it’s very fun and weird.
This is a good thing, and a good example of how a streaming company like Netflix has the ability to greenlight films that would never ever get a studio release. Between Two Ferns: The Movie on 3000 screens? Not going to happen. Between Two Ferns: The Movie beamed directly into your living room while you’re exhausted on the couch? Makes a lot more sense.
Celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Tiffany Haddish, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, John Legend, Adam Scott, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm and Awkwafina will have cameos in the film. We’ll see how this experiment works out when the movie hits Netflix on Friday, September 20.