Creature Feature

Monster comedy gets lead

by empire |
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When you hear the title Spanky Johnson: Monster Hunter, your gut tells you this won’t be a deep psychological drama. And your gut would be right.

But Spanky is from the pen of Elf writer David Berenbaum, so you know it’ll at least be funny and work on several levels. Now Spyglass Entertainment has nabbed New York theatre star Dan Fogler to star in the film, which focuses on a man who takes over his father’s business as a creature tracker and discovers that maybe pop wasn’t making it all up after all…

"Any comedy depends on a star vehicle, and I think Dan can really drive this movie," Berenbaum told Variety. "He's hilarious." Drive? Vehicle? You can tell the man’s a comedy writer.

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