Netflix Acquires Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ Mockumentary

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Christopher Guest has set up a “Mascots” movie with Netflix for exclusive release next year.

The streaming service made the announcement for “Mascots” on Tuesday through a flyer for a mascot competition that gave few details. “Mascots” appears to be in the style of Guest’s mockumentaries “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best In Show,” “A Mighty Wind” and “For Your Consideration.”

“Mascots” follows the “unusual” men and women of the 8th World Mascot Association championships competing for the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award.

Guest often writes with Eugene Levy and has used the same actors, including Catherine O’Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch and John Michael Higgins, in several films. “Mascots” will be Guest’s first film since “For Your Consideration” in 2006.

Netflix has been ramping up its feature film slate. In addition to signing a four-movie deal with Adam Sandler in 2014, Netflix landed worldwide rights to Brad Pitt’s “War Machine,” Kevin James’ “The True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” and Jamie Dornan’s “Jadotville” earlier this year.

UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal. UTA reps Guest.

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  1. Marilyn Corneilse says:

    Could you please inform us who WROTE the script for this movie titled MASCOTS? What a novel idea!! I’d love to know who wrote this new Christopher Guest MASCOTS movie, PLEASE!!!

  2. Chip D'Mentabella says:

    Guest and Levy = genius team. Hope this one rocks.

  3. Bob Hetrick says:

    Hope a lot of the regular cast is included. His efforts to date are not uniform in quality, but some of them have been truly memorable.

  4. Reblogged this on HBS Talent Management and commented:
    Hey @jamieleecurtis- on behalf of America tell your husband “We can’t wait.” Also, thank you @netflix

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