Kyle Mooney has made a name for himself as a cast member on TV’s Saturday Night Live, often playing nerdy outsiders who look at ordinary life from a skewed and very funny perspective. Now, like many other cast members, Mooney has struck out on his own to star in his own movie, guided by SNL director Dave McCary.
In Brigsby Bear, he plays another outsider, but this time it’s someone whose entire life has been informed and shaped by a children’s television series. Here’s the thing: he’s the only one who’s seen it. That makes for a very distinctive adventure when the series unexpectedly ends and he decides to fashion his own conclusion. Beck Bennett, Claire Danes and Mark Hamill also star; the movie opens on July 28.
Watch our exclusive trailer below.