Hell Baby quickly entered our field of vision with what, by all means, is a pretty respectable comedic team — Leslie Bibb and Rob Corddry would be starring, while Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!) were the writing & directing duo. None of us exactly jumped out of our seats at the news, no, but I can look at that assembly alone and think, “There’s already some appeal.”
But things got a little better, as Variety reports that Hell Baby has grabbed some more cast members: two Human Giant alumni — Paul Scheer (Piranha 3D) and Rob Huebel (The Descendants) — as well as Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Riki Lindhome (The United States of Tara).
Character specifics aren’t at our disposal right now; the film itself centers on a young couple (Bibb and Corddry) who, upon learning of a forthcoming child, move to New Orleans — only to discover that their new home is haunted. Sooner than later, they need two of the Vatican’s best exorcists (Lennon and Garant) to remove an evil presence. So, expect Scheer, Huebel, Key, and Lindhome to do something moderately funny (hopefully quite funny) as all this goes on.
With Richard Kelly‘s Dark Entertainment and Principato-Young Entertainment producing, Hell Baby should begin production imminently.
Are you encouraged by these new casting choices for Hell Baby?
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