First trailer for Christopher Guest’s Mascots arrives
Staff Reporter | On 02, Sep 2016Reading time: 2 mins
The first full trailer for Christopher Guest’s Mascots has landed.
The video gives us our first look at the rivals in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots fighting for the most prestigious award in their field: The Gold Fluffy.
The Netflix original film stars Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock.
The film was written by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock and produced by Karen Murphy.
Mascots will premiere globally on Netflix on 13th October 2016.
Christopher Guest’s Mascots heads to Netflix this October
3rd August 2016
Christopher Guest’s Mascots will arrive on Netflix this October.
The director’s latest film, which stars “many of his regular troupe of actors”, takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots, where they all compete for the most prestigious award in their field.
The prize awaiting the winner? The Gold Fluffy.
The Netflix original, which is written by Guest, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, before heading to the streaming service on Friday 13th October.
Here’s the first teaser video:
Netflix cheers on Christopher Guest’s Mascots
12th August 2015
Netflix will cheer on Christopher Guest’s Mascots.
The movie, from the This Is Spinal Tap star, continues Guest’s career of mockumentary comedy, with films such as A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration under his spoof belt. Mascots, which will premiere in 2016, appears to be most similar to Best in Show, which follows a fictional dog show.
The Netflix film is set at the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where “a group of unusual men and women, with big heads and furry suits, complete to win the prestigious gold fluffy award and be crowned best mascot in the world”.
The VOD service announced the show on Twitter, promising “drama, intrigue and occasional excitement”. It joins an increasingly crowded slate of original feature films, as Netflix enters the movie business with its eyes on awards season. Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, will be the streaming giant’s first original feature, released in US cinemas in October on the same day as it hits Netflix worldwide.
No other Christopher Guest titles are currently on Netflix UK.