Nerdland, directed by Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski from a script by Andy Kevin Walker (Se7en, 8MM, Sleepy Hollow), will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The film follows two showbiz nobodies, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliott (Patton Oswalt), with “a plan to become famous—or even infamous—by the end of the night.”
In addition to Rudd and Oswalt, the film’s voice cast includes Hannibal Buress, Laraine Newman, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, and Molly Shannon, as well as TV show creators Mike Judge (Beavis & Butt-head, King of the Hill), Brendon Small (Metalocalypse), and Christopher McCulloch (The Venture Bros.), among others.
No distribution plans have been announced for Nerdland yet.
Numerous American TV animation producers have produced adult-skewing indie animated features in the past few years, from Starburns Industries’ Oscar-nominated Anomalisa to Shadowmachine’s profane Hell & Back. Augenblick Studios announced in January that it would make its own R-rated feature, too: The Adventures of Drunky.