John Oliver lands starring role in movie with Monty Python pedigree

By | September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | No comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , , , , ,

john-oliver2Comedian and Daily Show veteran John Oliver will work with Monthy Python greats in a new flick called Absolutely Anything.

Former Monty Python member Terry Jones collaborated recently with Gavin Scott to write the film, who told Deadline that the final product will include “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.”

Jones himself will direct the film, and his Monty Python colleagues— John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam— will reportedly provide the voices to the aforementioned aliens. Oliver has been confirmed to star while Robin Williams has been asked to sign on as “Dennis the Dog.” In 2007, Williams starred in another comedy, produced by the same studio (Phoenix Pictures) License to Wed, alongside Mandy Moore and John Krasinski.

Production for Absolutely Anything is set to begin in the spring.

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