Bob Odenkirk behind new comedy The Making Of Jesus Diabetes

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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk is returning to his comedy roots with The Making Of Jesus Diabetes, here are the first details.

To a certain generation, Bob Odenkirk will always be known for introducing the wonderful Mr Show to the world. Not widely known in the UK, the show featured Odenkirk and David Cross as a multitude of characters, and gave early writing and performing opportunities to the likes of Sarah Silverman and Jack Black.

Now, Odenkirk is returning to his comedy roots with The Making Of Jesus Diabetes. The official synopsis for his new film reads as follows:

Two reclusive, middle-aged brothers with no filmmaking experience who are attempting to make a movie about diabetes, during Jesus’ time, to honor their recently deceased mother. All the while, the brothers’ madcap journey is being filmed by their neighbor.

Odenkirk will star and co-write alongside his Better Call Saul cohorts Andrew Friedman and Michael Naughton. Directing is Heath Cullens who, along with Friedman and Naughton, have quite the comedy pedigree themselves, as they worked on the superb dark comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

The project originated from characters Naughton and Friedman created at The Groundlings Theater, a theatre rooted in improvisation that has nurtured comedy stars like Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and Phil Hartman. They will reprise their lead roles as Gerry and Seymour Whitaker, while Odenkirk will play a supporting role as Leo, a shifty man with a dark past.

The Making Of Jesus Diabetes will begin production soon, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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