Mar 18, 2014

Tradecraft: Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm Team Up for Spy Comedy

I know a lot of spy fans have long clamored to see Mad Men star Jon Hamm in a secret agent role for longer than his brief A-Team cameo, but I'm not sure if they were hoping it would be a comedy. But that's what they're going to get! He wasn't Matt Helm or Napoleon Solo, but The Hollywood Reporter reports that Hamm will soon team up with Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and director Greg Mottola (Superbad) for Keeping Up With the Joneses. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Catch Me if You Can, Sneakers, The Tuxedo) will produce. According to the trade, "the script follows a type-A couple in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbors are undercover agents." Presumably Galifianakis is the snoopy Type A husband and Hamm is the undercover neighbor. That pairing certainly has potential! I've been a fan of Galifianakis (whose hilarious interview with President Obama went viral last week) since his stand-up days, and while his most famous role is a dramatic one, Hamm has been hilarious in his SNL and 30 Rock appearances (as well as in a cameo in Bridesmaids).

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