Maya Rudolph is remaking one of the best Irish comedies of recent years 2 weeks ago

Maya Rudolph is remaking one of the best Irish comedies of recent years

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The Bridesmaids and Big Mouth star will be adapting the Irish comedy for American TV.

Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne obviously know good comedy when they see it.


Rudolph is probably still best known as the bride-to-be who takes a poop in a wedding dress in Bridesmaids, but has also appeared in brilliant comedies like Big Mouth, The Mitchells VS The Machines, The Good Place, Luca and loads more.

Lyonne likely arrived on everyone's collective radar thanks to her performance in American Pie, but has since built a hugely impressive CV with the likes of Orange is the New Black and Russian Doll.

The duo run a production company by the name of Animal Pictures, and it has just been reported by Deadline that they will be adapting hit Irish comedy Extra Ordinary for US television.

Released in cinemas just in time for Halloween back in 2019, the movie told the story of Rose (Maeve Higgins, who also co-wrote the movie), a small-town exorcist who tries to help rid the daughter of a local man (Barry Ward) of an angry demon. Things get complicated when an American rock star (Will Forte) wants to capture the demon in an attempt to further his own career.

With a score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is definitely worth checking out, and is currently available to rent for €2.99 on Google Play and Volta.

According to the report, the movie's original writers and directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman will also be writing and adapting the US adaptation, which will be turned into a 30-minute comedy series for TBS.

Back when the movie was first released in Irish cinemas, JOE actually caught up with Higgins and Forte about the movie, and you can check out that interview in full right here:


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