Netflix has seized its next major name.
Following deals with Adam Sandler and Brad Pitt, Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will release director Christopher Guest’s next film, “Mascots”. The This Is Spinal Tap creator, who’s last feature film For Your Consideration came nine years ago in 2006, .
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The official synopsis says:
Welcome to all the drama, intrigue and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of “unusual” men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious gold fluffy award and be crowned best mascot in the world.
The description sounds like a human version of Guest’s 2000 picture Best in Show, which, along with his films Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind, solidified his role as the king of the mockumentary genre.
Guest often appears in his films in some capacity, whether it’s a minor or major role.
It’s expected that Mascots will join forces cast with his frequent collaborators including Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge and Parker Posey.
Mascots will premiere on Netflix in 2016. The official poster for the film is below.